Richard Leder




Richard is well recognised as a commercial litigator, with a particular focus on alternative dispute resolution, and is one of Australia’s leading media lawyers.  

He has over 30 years' experience with Corrs, and serves on a number of community and not for profit boards including as deputy chair of the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine Resort.

In June 2019, Richard was awarded a medal in the Order of Australia for his contribution to the community, including his involvement with the RCH Foundation, the Melbourne Press Club, the Conversation Media Group and the Australian Friends of Asha.

Richard also helps lead Corrs’ pro bono and community initiatives.

Key deals

Rebel Wilson

Represented Rebel Wilson in her successful defamation claim against Bauer Media.

Royal Commissions and Inquiries

Representation and advice in Royal Commissions and Inquiries including Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Aged Care Quality and Safety, Management of Police Informants and Disability Services.

WorkSafe Victoria

Represents WorkSafe Victoria in relation to premiums disputes and contractual, legislative and administrative law issues.

Channel 7 Melbourne

Principal legal adviser to Channel 7 Melbourne.