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When it comes to your criminal defence experience matters and you can trust in the decades of criminal law experience from the team at Richardson Eckersley

Paul Richardson

Paul has been admitted as a solicitor for over 18 years and has practiced exclusively in criminal law both as a prosecutor and defence lawyer. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1997 after completing a Bachelor of Arts at Griffith University in Brisbane and a Bachelor of Laws Degree at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Paul was employed from 1996 until 2008 by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in various roles, ultimately being one of only three people to hold the position of Solicitor Advocate within that Office. Paul commenced employment in private practice in 2008, before moving to Cairns and the opportunity of his own practice as Principal of Richardson & Associates Solicitors.

In his career, Paul has appeared as Solicitor Advocate in matters before the Magistrates Court; Children’s Court;  District Court; Children’s Court of Queensland and Supreme Court. Paul has also instructed Counsel in trials in all jurisdictions, including Murder and major Drug charges as well as matters before the Queensland Court of Appeal. He has also appeared in matters before the Australian Crime Commission and the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

Paul has successfully managed a large number of high profile cases. This has involved helping clients manage the stress of dealing with media attention their case has generated.

Paul is a dedicated solicitor who has only the best interests of his clients at heart and works tirelessly to ensure a successful outcome for all his clients.

Tom Eckersley

Tom has 13 years experience in criminal law having been admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2003. Tom is a Cairns local, he was a student at St. Augustine’s College and gained his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree at James Cook University. He has practised exclusively in criminal law since his admission. Tom has significant experience having previously worked for firms in Cairns and Brisbane.

Tom has gained great life experience having worked in the various fields of landscaping, taxi driving and hospitality, before becoming a lawyer. His passion, however is to successfully defend clients who may have been charged with all types of offenses.

Tom’s experience has included cases where people have been charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Drug Offences, Serious Sexual Offences including Rape, as well as Offences of Stealing and Fraud. He is also very experienced in all aspects of cases that involve Traffic Offences, including Drink Driving and Driver’s Licence issues.

Tom is an experienced and passionate criminal lawyer whose interest is to ensure that every possible advantage available to his client is maximised.

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The team at Richardson Eckersley Lawyers believe that it is of the upmost importance to protect the legal rights of our clients. If you find yourself in need of expert, caring criminal law advice we are here to help you.

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At Richardson Eckersley Lawyers we are a small firm with over 30 years criminal law experience. This benefits our clients as when you deal with us you deal direct with a Senior Partner as opposed to a junior lawyer. Because of this personal service we maintain high levels of service and attention to all of our clients from the beginning to the end.

The whole Cairns region

We appear in the Magistrates Courts in Cairns, Innisfail, Mareeba, Atherton, Mossman, Thursday Island & Townsville, the District Courts in Cairns, Townsville and Thursday Island as well as the Supreme Courts in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton & Brisbane. We provide advice & representation from the initial consultation to finalising the matter.

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