Qualifications: Bachelor of Sports Media; LLB (Hons); Certified Fraud Examiner
Admitted as a Solicitor: December 2009
Called to Bar: September 2020
Phone: (02) 4032 4511 
Email: rboyd@hunterstreetchambers.com.au
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Russell appears in criminal matters including trials, sentences, appeals, defended hearings, Local and Children’s Court matters. He is also available to appear in regulatory prosecutions and a range of civil matters.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Russell was a solicitor with the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. From 2017 to 2019 he was a Special Provincial Constable investigating securities fraud in Canada, and before that was a criminal defence solicitor in Sydney and Melbourne. From 2010 to 2011 he was Tipstaff (clerk) to a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Outside the law, Russell first completed a Bachelor of Sports Media from the University of Canberra and spent two years working as a TV and radio journalist for the ABC. He then returned to finish his studies in Law, where he won two university prizes and received his degree with Honours.

Practice areas


  •  Appellate
  •  Crimes against the person
  •  Drugs
  •  Environmental and planning offences
  •  Fraud
  •  Juvenile justice
  •  Mental illness
  •  Proceeds of crime/money laundering
  •  Property offences
  •  Sexual assault
  •  Traffic
  •  White collar and corporate crime
  •  Work health and safety
  • Children’s Court matters
  • Children’s Serious Indictable Offences


  • Consumer protection law
  • Contractual disputes
  • Insurance

Common law/personal injury

  •  Intentional torts
  •  Judicial review – motor accidents & workers compensation


  •  Merits review
  •  Proceeds of crime