Richard joined Denis Chang’s Chambers in 2011. Prior to joining the bar, Richard was a solicitor at Herbert Smith, where he practiced corporate finance and Listing Rules compliance.
Richard has a broad civil practice with a focus on commercial litigation, financial regulation, trust, judicial review and personal injury.
Richard is also activity involved in the community and academia. He is an elected member of the Election Committee of the Chief Executive of HKSAR since 2011 and a part-time lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. He also teaches the Common Law Course organized by the Bar Association at the Peking University.
Notable Cases: • Sima Sai Er v. Next Magazine Publishing Ltd And Others, HCA 1500/2014, 8 Aug 2014 (Injunction against magazine publisher where photos invading artist’s privacy has already been widely published) (led by Hectar Pun)• 程樂蓀 訴 黃靈新 HCAL 4/2012 (Election petition. Whether petition time barred)• Abayomi Bamidele Fayomi v Secretary For Security and Another  2 HKLRD 961 (Immigration law. Scope of Director of Immigration’s duty to enquire) (led by Philip Dykes SC)• Leung Hoi Yee v. Tai Hing Worldwide Development Ltd, DCEC 2008/2013, 1 Sep 2014 (Effect of pre-action calderbank offer in light of a subsequent sanctioned payment accepted by applicant in EC proceedings)• Chen Rong v Innovative Design Group Ltd, DCEC 8/2013, 4 June 2015 (Employee compensation claim—application of Paper Mills formula)• Fok Chick Yeung Apple v i-Cable Telecom Ltd, DCPI 396/2013, 15 Oct 2015 (Personal injuries – Defendant was found to be in breach of duty despite the finding that the Plaintiff was not a credible witness)• Chen Rong v Innovative Design Group Ltd & Others (Represented the principal contractor in an EC proceeding, argued whether the Paper Mills formula was applicable)• Kwong Cheuk Sing v Sky Field Construction Ltd and Others, DCEC 2198/2013, 31 Oct 2016 (adding party out of time)• Kwong Cheuk Sing v Sky Field Construction Ltd and Others, DCEC 2198/2013, 12 Oct 2017 (identity of employer)• Yu Yiu Wing v Lead Young Logistic & Others, HCLA 20/2012, 11 Oct 2013 (Labour Tribunal Appeal, Applicant attempted to validate decision of the Presiding Officer on a different ground)• World Houseware Producing Company Ltd v Chau Kam Tong, DCCH 1640/2012, 18 Feb 2014 (Fraud by employee)• 黃佳 訴 富裕國際旅遊發展有限公司HCLA 13/2015, 12 May 2016 (Labour Tribunal Appeal – whether income from sales of souvenir by tour bus driver in the course of their employment constitutes “wages”)• 梁炳泉 訴 富裕國際旅遊發展有限公司HCLA 11/2015, 12 May 2016 (Labour Tribunal Appeal – whether income from sales of souvenir by tour bus driver in the course of their employment constitutes “wages”)• Billion Star Development Ltd v Wong Tak Chuen, FAMV 38/2014, 7 Feb 2014 (Quiat timet Injunction against protestors blocking passage to construction site at Mei Foo Sun Chuen) (led by Martin Lee SC)• Ko Nga Chun v. Companhia De Desenvol Vimento Wui San Limitada (Forum non conveniens application in respect of HK litigation proceedings dealing with events that occurred primarily in Macau) (led by Hectar Pun)• Venetian Macau Ltd v Chen Mei Huan, HCA 1440/2012, 27 Jan 2014 (Forum non conveniens application by loan borrower on the basis of an ambiguous jurisdiction clause) (led by Hectar Pun)• Christow Corporation Trust v Asiacom International Holdings Ltd  2 HKLRD 1134 (Setting aside default judgment where defendant is out of jurisdiction at the time of service but subsequently came to notice of the writ within the jurisdiction)• Ko Nga Chun v Companhia De Desenvol Vimento Wui San Limitada, HCA 277/2012, 26 Jan 2016 (late amendment of statement of claim)• Ma Wah Yan and Others v Dharma Realm Buddhist Association Inc & Others, CACV 179/2016, 2 March 2017 (Appeal – extension of time – merit of proposed grounds of appeal)• Re Leung Wang Fai, HCB 15328/2003, 17 Mar 2014 (Ownership in property where the son was a joint tenant but made no contribution towards purchase price of the property)• Wong Tat Lun Eddie and Others v. Wong Chi Ho Jimmy and Others, HCMP 2391/2013, 24 Apr 2015 (Whether the administrator of an estate should bear costs where he successfully defended proceedings to remove him)• Ma Wah Yan and Others v Dharma Realm Buddhist Association Inc & Others, HCA1190/2007, 3 Aug 2016 (Public charitable trust – whether the assets of a Deceased monk held in his own name was subject to public charitable trust)• Lam Mo Chu Susie v Lam Sik Ying Victor, HCA1974/2015, 5 Sep 2017 (removal of administrator based on breach of fiduciary duties)• Waddington v Chan Chun Hoo Thomas, HCA 3291/2003, 18 Dec 2013 (Multiple derivative action by a minority shareholder in a listed company in Hong Kong, alleging majority shareholder and director to be in breach of fiduciary duty) (led by Martin Lee SC)• Waddington Ltd v Chan Chun Hoo Thomas, CACV 10/2014, 20 May 2016 (Causation between breach of fiduciary duties and damages awarded; whether multiple derivative action is permissible under BVI law; pre-judgment rate of interests) (led by Jat Sew Tong SC)• Hong Wei (Asia) Holdings Co Ltd v The Registrar of Companies, HCMP 1418/2016, 13 Jul 2016 (Failure to file return of allotment of shares by a listed company, relief from sanction under s.45 of the Companies Ordinance, Cap 32)• Aeso Holding Ltd and Others v Chan Siu Chung and Others, HCMP 1721/2017 (discovery of documents in the possession of directors of a company)• Dragon Success Enterprises Ltd v Aeso Holding Ltd, HCMP 1647/2017 (appointment of interim receiver)• Acropolis Limited v W&Q Investment Ltd, HCA 1496/2017 (Resisting an injunction against directors of a listed company based on fraudulent placement of shares) (led by Anson Wong SC) • Dragon Success Enterprises Ltd v Aeso Holding Ltd, HCMP 1647/2017 (appointment of interim receiver)