Graham Harris

Graham Harris SC

CALL
Hong Kong (1985)
England & Wales (1975)

PRACTICE
Graham is a specialist in criminal law – with an emphasis towards 'White Collar Crime' and regulatory matters. As well as defending cases of serious and complex fraud, he also handles ICAC and SFC prosecutions and Market Misconduct Tribunal Inquiries. In addition, his services are frequently engaged in Professional Disciplinary Proceedings, particularly in cases in which criminal misconduct is alleged.

Graham was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1975. From 1976 to 1983 he practiced from Common Law Chambers at the London Bar and on the Midland and Oxford Circuit. His practice was widespread in criminal and regulatory work both prosecuting and defending. In January 1984 Graham was appointed Crown Counsel in Hong Kong in the then Attorney General's Chambers. He joined the Prosecutions Division but was soon seconded as 'in house' counsel at the Independent Commission against Corruption where he remained until 1985 at which time he was promoted to Senior Crown Counsel and required to return to the mainstream of the Prosecutions Division. It was at this time that Graham was also admitted to the Hong Kong Bar.

In 1986 Graham was recruited by the Commercial Crimes Unit ("CCU") of the Attorney General's Chambers, an elite unit dedicated to the prosecution of serious corruption and white collar crime. There he remained as a Deputy Principal Crown Counsel (Consultant) until leaving Government to enter private practice in early 1995.

In 1995 Graham joined the Chambers of Gilbert Rodway Q.C., where he remained until December 2003 when he co-founded "Liberty Chambers" with Alexander King S.C. Whilst Graham continues to prosecute for the Securities and Futures Commission, his role has switched in recent years to the Defence.

Throughout his career Graham has also lectured extensively in all aspects of Criminal Law and Procedure. He is a regular speaker at Law Society and Bar Association CPD and ALE courses; the University of Hong Kong; and more recently a guest lecturer at a number of universities in The People's Republic of China. Graham has also been retained as an expert witness in cases overseas requiring consideration of Hong Kong Criminal Law and Procedure.

NOTABLE CASES

Criminal
R v Stanley Robert Winter (Deception) [74 Cr. App. R. 16]
Defence

R v Kendall & Others ("The Hole in the Wall Gang") (Trial)
Defence

R v Richard Handforth & Others (Corruption) (Trial & Appeal)
Prosecution

R v Leonardo Tappino (Armed Robbery) (Trial)
Prosecution

R v Peter Oswald Scales (Theft) (Trial)
Prosecution

R v George Tan Soon Gin (Carrian and BMFL)
Prosecution

R v Edgardo Estoban (Armed Robbery) (Extradition & Trial)
Prosecution

R v Rais Saniman (BMFL) (Extradition & Trial) (Fraud & Corruption)
Prosecution

R v Lorrain Osman (Extradition and Trial)     (Fraud & Corruption)  
Prosecution

R v Paul Kiang (WestLB) (Fraud & Corruption)
Prosecution

R v Stuart Turner (Barclays Asia) (Fraud & Corruption)
Prosecution

R v Lawrence Cheung (Wing On Bank) (Fraud)
Prosecution

R v Van Brothers (Bonsun Finance) (Fraud)
Prosecution

HKSAR v Lai Brothers (Thomson Pacific) (Fraud & Corruption)
Defence

HKSAR v Elizabeth Kong (C.A. Pacific Finance) (False Accounting)
Defence

HKSAR v Kazuhiko Fujita (Yau Han) (False Accounting)
Defence

HKSAR v Pamela Pak (IRD Fraud)
Defence

HKSAR v Rogerio Lam (Deutsche Bank) (False Instrument)
Defence

HKSAR v Chan Kau Tai (Corruption by Public Servant)
Defence

HKSAR v Andrew Lam Ping Cheung (Perverting Justice)
Defence

HKSAR v James Wong (Skyworth Case) (Theft)
Defence

HKSAR v Albert Chan (Fu Cheong) (Fraud)
Defence

HKSAR v Tse Sui Luen (Corruption, Fraud & Theft)
Defence

HKSAR v Tony Lam (Privacy Commissioner) (Misconduct)
Defence

HKSAR v Tim Ngai (Atmel Holdings) (Corruption)
Defence

HKSAR v Hon Ming Kong (Abba Chan) (Fraud & Theft)
Defence

Insider Dealing Tribunal Cases
Public International Investments
Tribunal Counsel

Chevalier
Implicated Party

Chee Shing Holdings
Implicated Parties

Siu Fung Ceramics
Implicated Parties

China Apollo
Implicated Party

HKCB Bank Holdings
Implicated Party