Richard Williams


Richard  has been a Partner at GQ since June 2023. He leads the GQ Stratford Team and specialises in property law, trusts and wills work, as well as commercial law. 


Richard qualified into a London corporate law firm in 2005. In 2008 Richard emigrated to New Zealand and practised in Auckland for three years before moving to Taranaki in 2010 where he has been in practise for the last 12 years. Richard has a wealth of experience in Property, Commercial and Trusts law.

  • Property Law - Commercial, residential and rural (sales, purchases and leasing)
  • Company and Commercial Law - Contract preparation and review, business sales and purchases
  • Trusts & Wills

Richard's attentive and caring nature allows him to fully understand his clients needs, and provide a uniquely personalised service to his loyal client base. Approachable and friendly, Richard is proactive and meets his client’s expectations on time and on budget.

Outside of Govett Quilliam

Outside of Govett Quilliam you will often find Richard training for his next running event! Richard is an avid road and trail runner, and has completed numerous, half, full and ultra-marathons.

Richard takes great pride in his involvement in the Taranaki Community. He is currently a Committee Member of the Stratford Business Association and was previously a board member of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce and served on Sport Taranaki's board for three years.

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