Richard Mitry, LLB

Richard Mitry, LLB

Partner: Mitry Lawyers

ORI Corporate Counsel

Richard is a founding partner of Mitry Lawyers, Sydney and Melbourne, and is ORI’s Corporate Counsel and Reputation Manager. His main areas of practice are defamation and media, property and environmental law, commercial litigation, and insolvency. He has worked at top-tier and boutique firms in Australia and in the United Arab Emirates, and has been involved in several start-up businesses.

He advises and acts for substantial corporations, national non-governmental organisations, and prominent and high-profile individuals in defamation and other litigation matters, as well as major property planning and transnational matters. He also appears regularly on Australian morning television news and evening current affairs programs discussing topical legal issues.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics & Social Science (Government & International Relations). He lectures in the Masters of Law at College of Law NSW and regularly contributes to education, providing lectures to the community and other lawyers, as well as recently attending a prominent university in India, where he lectured in defamation law.

Some notable cases he has acted in include Roland Bleyer v Google Inc LLC [2014] NSWSC 897 (defamation action against internet search engine); Naoum v Dannawi [2009] NSWCA 253 (defamation proceedings brought by ConsulGeneral), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia v Australian Islamic College Board Inc [2014] HCASL 37 (application by Kingdom seeking foreign state immunity).