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Richard Boulton QC


Richard Boulton QC is a commercial barrister and chartered accountant, with particular expertise in matters involving expert evidence. He has been instructed as an expert on damages in more than 250 cases, giving oral evidence on over 50 occasions. He appears regularly as lead counsel in international arbitrations, with recent hearings in London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. He has cross-examined more than 40 experts across a range of disciplines (engineering, banking, accountancy, environmental waste, shipping, share valuation, etc).

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’.

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