Jasper Richards

Position: Associate Director

02 8202 0010

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Jasper has been working with SMK Lawyers since 2014 after participating in an internship whilst completing his law degree and working as a paralegal until admission.

Jasper specialises in managing complex and sensitive catastrophic injury claims and psychological injury claims. On catastrophic claims Jasper works closely with clients to traverse intricacies circumscribed by legislation and historical Deed agreements to ensure compassionate and pragmatic outcomes while to minimise unwarranted financial and human cost.

In the emergency services space, Jasper brings his experience against a background in psychology to his critical assessment of psychological injury claims, advising in relation to claims management strategies and medical nuances. His expertise in psychology intersects with his legal know how to direct liability considerations.

Jasper’s approach to matter management is well reasoned, innovative and flexible. He is driven by excellence and has earned respect and trust of his clients through a commitment to transparency, availability and collaboration. Jasper believes in hard work and shared success as critical drivers. He provides succinct and strategic advice to clients, simplifying complex and sensitive issues and focusing on creative and sustainable resolution options.

Jasper recognises that clients expect more than legal knowledge. He finds practical business solutions to employment disputes and workplace health and safety issues associated with workers compensation liabilities, incorporating risk assessment, policy framework and advice for employers.

If early resolution cannot be achieved, Jasper applies his strong litigation skills to his clients’ defence, maintaining his signature well-structured and ethical approach to trial preparation and conduct.


  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW, 2015