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Practice Summary

Richard Boulton QC practises across a broad range of general commercial litigation, with particular emphasis upon civil fraud claims, financial disputes and complex damages. 

He has significant advocacy experience, including leading (as a junior) a five week civil fraud trial in the Commercial Court (Noble Resources SA & Anor v Gross [2009] EWHC 1435 (Comm)).  He appears regularly as lead counsel in international arbitrations, with recent hearings in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has particular expertise in matters involving expert witnesses, and has cross examined more than forty experts across a range of disciplines (engineering, banking, accountancy, environmental waste, shipping, share valuation).

Before coming to the bar, Richard spent 20 years at Arthur Andersen, including three years as the No. 2 executive worldwide. He has extensive experience as an accounting expert in both English and international commercial disputes and has led several major fraud investigations.

Richard was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011, eight years after being called to the Bar. He is ranked as a Leading Silk in Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration.  He has been described as “a formidable cross examiner”, "an exceptional talent" and "a huge asset in quantum cases".
 

"Recommended for his tenacity, hard work, unflagging good humour and willingness to roll up his sleeves." (Chambers UK 2017: Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"Very hard-working and an excellent cross-examiner. He's very easy to deal with and has a good manner in court". (Chambers UK 2016: Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"Recommended for his tenacity, hard work, unfailing good humour and willingness to roll up his sleeves." "He is very easy-going and easy to work with, and is also very thorough." (Chambers & Partners 2015 Commercial Dispute Resolution)

“Richard Boulton QC is a “phenomenon”, respected for his work as a barrister in over 200 litigations, and for leading several major fraud investigations, as well as for his background as a chartered accountant. Described as “formidably bright”, he garnered votes from our sources around the globe.” (2015 Who's Who Legal)

"Recommended for his tenacity, hard work, unfailing good humour and willingness to roll up his sleeves." (Chambers & Partners 2014 Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"He is very easy-going and easy to work with, and is also very thorough." (Chambers & Partners 2014 Commercial Dispute Resolution)

‘Excellent to work with and a brilliant advocate.’ (Legal 500 2014 Commercial Litifgation Counsel)

‘His background in accountancy is definitely a strength, he also has excellent advocacy skills.' (Legal 500 2014 International Arbitration Counsel)

“Richard Boulton QC…is “truly excellent” in advising clients on strategic, regulatory and accounting issues” (Who’s Who Legal 2013)