Richard Turnbull

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Year of call: 2004 (Hong Kong), 1987 (England and Wales), 1974 (Solicitor: NSW, Australia), 1987 (New York, USA), 1988 (NSW, Australia), 1988 (Solicitor: Hong Kong)

Richard has been practising as a barrister in private practice in Hong Kong and Australia in criminal law.

Door Tenant

Formerly (1982 – 2012) with the Hong Kong Department of Justice —- Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Commercial Crime responsible for the advice, preparation and prosecution of major white-collar fraud and bribery cases , intellectual property cases and offences relating to the improper use of computers.

The cases cover a wide field including
– Bank and corporate frauds involving multiple jurisdictions
– Money laundering/asset seizure and forfeiture
– Bribery and corruption cases (ICAC)
– Securities and Futures Commission cases ( criminal)
– Taxation frauds
– Computer crimes, including data theft and child pornography
– Credit card frauds
– Forgery
– Extradition of fraudsters from foreign jurisdictions
– Conducting appeals against conviction and sentence on all criminal offences with a particular emphasis on white collar crimes in the Court of Appeal and on occasion the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.

He has lectured regularly to the ICAC, Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police, Customs and Excise Department and legal practitioners for their continuing development.

He has spoken regularly at conferences in Hong Kong and throughout Asia on frequent occasions on the prosecution of white-collar fraud and bribery cases and computer crimes.

Legal Qualifications:

LLM, Cambridge University
LLM, University of Sydney
LLB, University of Sydney

Languages spoken:


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