Richard Thomas Founding Partner After Graduating at Monash University with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Law, Ric completed Articles of Clerkship with Michael Arnold in 1977. In mid 1978 Ric became a partner in the firm. He mainly practiced in medical negligence and personal injury cases. Ric was the first lawyer in Victoria to openly advertise his services on a no win no charge basis. This let people know that whatever their financial situation was they could afford to litigate their cases. In 1999 Ric retired as the senior partner and is now a consultant to the firm. In his spare time he sails on Port Philip bay and plays golf on the Mornington Peninsula.