Richard Austin - Consultant, Treadwell Gordon

Richard Austin


In one word “Connected”

Richard is Whanganui born and bred.  He has been with Treadwell Gordon since 1986. He is a trusted advisor for a wide range of rural, commercial and private clients. Richard has been instrumental in the growth and direction of Treadwell Gordon.
During his career Richard has  encountered the full range of legal issues and is able to advise on everything from company restructuring, to asset planning and police prosecutions. Richard has many networks, and offers opportunities for clients to go beyond day-to-day lawyering.

Richard and his wife Rosie enjoy a rural lifestyle. They have a few sheep and cattle. They also grow, and market, the best pears in the country!

Richard has retired as a director of the Firm, but continues as a consultant, attending the office each morning. He is available for meetings in the afternoon, if necessary.

Key practice areas:

  • Farming
  • Commercial law
  • Company law
  • Rural and commercial property
  • Subdivisions
  • Business sale and purchase
  • Land law
  • Construction, development and leasing
  • Employment
  • Personal planning
  • Charities
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution