Called to the New South Wales Bar: 1995

Appointed to Senior Counsel: 2006

Attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York 1997

Associate to the Honourable Justice Gaudron, High Court of Australia 1994

LL.M. Yale Law School 1997

B.A. (Hons I) 1990, LL.B. (Hons I) 1992 University of Sydney

Richard McHugh is a versatile silk specialising in appeals, short hearings and complex commercial questions. His skill and experience as an advocate are widely recognised. His clients range from banks, accountants, and construction companies to comedians, actors, and senior religious figures.

Core Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial
  • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Corporations
  • Defamation
  • Equity/Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Law
  • Representative Proceedings


Inquiries to Banco’s clerk can be emailed to Alternatively, please call (02) 8239 0201.


Level 5, 65 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: 8239 0268


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.