Richard Siou

Richard Siou
Senior Associate

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Richard has been working at Bannermans since July 2020. Before joining Bannermans, Richard worked at a specialist construction practice in both front end contract documentation, advisory and negotiations and back end litigation, as a law clerk, law graduate and subsequently as an admitted solicitor, running matters for developers, contractors and subcontractors in both residential and commercial projects.


 Since joining Bannermans, Richard works primarily in the Building and Construction team undertaking the following work:


 Building and Construction

  • Litigated and unlitigated claims for and against all construction professionals including architects ,engineers, quantity surveyors and certifiers
  • Acting for owners corporations in building defect claims in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and NSW Supreme Court
  • Advising owners corporations on building defects, insurance claims, legal remedies, relevant limitations periods and current issues such as combustible cladding
  • Reviewing building contracts and advising owners corporations
  • Advising on and negotiating access deeds for owners of properties which adjoin developments
  • Assisting owners corporations in relation to the enforcement and supervision of work orders and settlement agreements for rectification works
  • All aspects of claims for and against strata companies including claims relating to defects, building encroachment and disputes over boundaries
  • Advising on and drafting settlement deeds
  • Advising owners corporations in relation to Fire Orders, particularly in respect to combustible cladding
  • Engaging with technical building experts such as consultant specialists, surveyors and engineers



  • Advising owners and owners corporations about development, property and strata issues
  • Assisting owners corporations with insurance issues in relation to legal defence cover, repair and maintenance obligations
  • Advising owners corporations in relation to Fire Orders, particularly in respect to combustible cladding.



  • Juris Doctor (University of Technology Sydney) 2018
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law) 2018
  • Bachelor of Media Production (University of New South Wales) 2012
  • Member of the Law Society of NSW

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