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Year of Joining: 1979

Hong Kong (Solicitor Advocate)

England & Wales

Victoria, Australia

Notary Public
Accredited Mediator
Collaborative Practitioner

Civil Celebrant of Marriages

Geoffrey Booth (Partner, Criminal Litigation & Family Law)

Tel: (852) 2230 2836 (During Office Hours)
(852) 9038 3787 (After Office Hours)

Fax: (852) 2845 1637

  • Experience

    Geoffrey has been practising law in Hong Kong since 1979 and has acted for clients in many significant cases in the territory over that time.  He believes that it is important to understand the stress which Court proceedings place on clients, and to assist them as practically and effectively as possible.


    His representation of clients has involved all levels of Courts for Criminal, Family and Civil Litigation matters.  These have included all Magistrates Courts, the District Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong, and the Privy Council inEngland.  He has appeared for clients in military Court-Martial, the Market Misconduct Tribunal, Immigration Tribunal, Lands Tribunal, Licensing Tribunal and Obscene Articles Tribunal, and in professional and statutory disciplinary hearings.  Cases have encompassed a great deal of international work including extradition proceedings, international Restraint Orders and Letters of Request, and attending at proceedings overseas for taking of evidence.  He has helped clients with investigations by the SFC, ICAC, CCB, Police, Customs & Excise, Immigration Department and other statutory bodies.


    He was awarded Higher Rights of Audience for Criminal proceedings in 2013 and is listed in International Guides as one ofHong Kong's leading white collar crime lawyers and commercial mediators. 


    Geoffrey has been mediating for over 20 years in Commercial and in Family matters, and has joined Hong Kong's Collaborative Law Practice Group, which assists clients to settle disputes by a collaborative process in which the parties instruct their lawyers to work with them in a co-operative approach to reach a settlement.


    Present and Former Professional Positions:

    • Member of Law Society of Hong Kong; member of the Mediation Committee of HKIAC; member of the Criminal Law Procedure Committee; former Chairman of the Criminal Law & Procedure Committee and of the Law Society ADR Committee; former member of Human Rights Committee and of the Practitioner's Affairs Committee.
    • Former Chairman of the Commercial Mediation Committee of HKIAC.
    • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
    • Member of International Bar Association.
    • Honorary Lecturer of Hong Kong University.
    • Member of Solicitors Disciplinary Panel.
    • Member of the Joint Tribunal (Hong Kong Bar Association and Hong Kong law Society).
    • Member of Higher Rights of Audience Assessment Panel.
    • Member of many professional working parties on legislative and practice issues.

    Examples of Cases as Solicitor Advocate or Instructing Solicitor featured in News Articles

    Shanghai Land – fraud charges against lawyers and bankers.

    Allied Group – publication of misleading material by company directors.

    Nina Wang – alleged Will forgery.

    Dragages Rambler Channel – construction accident with death of 9 employees.

    Ka Wah Bank – multi million bank fraud

    Warwick Reid – bribery of government servant

    Dean of Medical Faculty – ICAC prosecution

    Miller – murder/manslaughter

    Broomfield – attempted murder

    Morse Park – chopping – triad gang fight

    Kevin Jewellery – first Complex Commercial Crimes Ordinance trial in HK

    Lau Wing Yip – criminal jurisdiction of Hong Kong Courts

    Yiu Mei Yee – blackmail of celebrity

    Fetish Fashion – fetish parties prosecution

    David Li – SFC stock market manipulation, definition of key words in offences

    IHD Holdings – false accounting public company

    John Chan – false accounting/theft

    General Ferdinand Ver. Philippines Government – Letters of Request/money laundering

    Indonesian government – mutual legal assistance

    Megaupload/Kim Doctom – International Restraint Orders

    Rafael Hui and others – bribery of Chief Secretary

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