Richard Pinkstone


SUPERPOWER // First on scene to help our clients fight their battles

“To be available, dependable, reliable and give assurance.  To advocate and influence a judicial advantage and outcome.  To steer our client’s aims in the best direction.”

Richard is the lead litigation and commercial lawyer in our legal team at Canny Group.  He is enthralled when a victory comes out despite the odds of a David in a David and Goliath battle or gleaning our clients’ joy at progressing a commercial deal to fruition.  Richard advises our clients with respect to all stages of their legal matters.  He works closely with Canny Group’s accounting and financial planning teams to implement business strategies and he supervises the other members of our legal team in respect to seeing the business run smoothly.

Richard finds the law to be highly rewarding and enjoys the engagement and intellectual challenges of law on the one part and meeting our client’s personal goals and preferably exceeding them with the consequential joys of winning at the game.  He says that his experience engenders confidence and trust in his clients with his almost 18 years of experience in the law serving to allow him to clearly evaluate and form insightful judgements that may give our clients an advantage in their legal affairs.  He wants our clients to feel respected in the reflection of their satisfaction of an outcome, reflecting his energy which co-serves as the purpose behind his career.

Richard is appreciated by his team for being organised and giving careful attention to detail and being thorough in his research.  He describes himself as measured, patient, prepared, researched and disciplined with a clear strategy and understanding of the end game whilst collaborating with his clients in a friendly and trusted process of taking instructions.  His practice covers a diversity of our clients, from successful small businesses and successful business people to mums and dads.

At Canny Group, we love to implement our multi advisory approach to our business clients who seek accounting, financial and legal structuring work as well as NDIS Plan Management.  In this contest, our clients reap the benefits of an interactive and proactive team.  We also consider meeting our independent legal clients’ objectives including conducting litigation, business and property transfers, commercial drafting and advice, estate and succession planning as the ideal basis to form trusting and lasting advisory relationships that are both professional and very personal.

With Richard at the helm, Canny Legal offers clear and articulate legal advice at reasonable and competitive fees.  Our services can be holistic for our clients who engage Canny Group’s accounting and financial advisory teams and even where we act for our independent clients, the values of our team create a humble, disruptive, progressive and diverse edge that others do not have.

Richard was born in Subiaco, Western Australia but moved to Barwon Heads until he was 18 years old.  He has returned to Geelong for the last 10 years or so.  Richard has eclectic interests outside practising the law, tending to his native garden and bodyboarding as his Skenes Creek getaway with a book and a glass of wine all while cooking for his wife and two young children.

Get in touch below to find out why Richard is an expert when it comes to Legal Advice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Estate Litigation
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Debt Recovery
  • Commercial + Residential Transactions
  • Business Agreements
  • Retail + Commercial Leases
  • General Legal Advice


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws

Memberships + Boards

  • Law Institute of Victoria

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