The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work 020 7842 1616
Fax 020 7842 1617

Nicola Boulton

Work 020 7842 1616
Byrne and Partners LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation, civil fraud.


One of the founding partners and the senior partner of Byrne and Partners. Nicola is a commercial litigator with expertise in City fraud, financial services, trust disputes and complex fraud and asset tracing matters. Nicola's practice focuses on multi jurisdiction litigation, often involving CIS and African parties and off-shore jurisdictions. She acts for high net worth individuals, legal and financial services professionals, corporates and hedge funds. She has extensive expertise and experience of interlocutory injunctive measures, particularly Freezing Orders and all issues relating to money laundering. Current cases include Tatneft-v-Bogolyubov and others, NTB Bank-v-Yurov and a high value BVI case involving Kazakhstan and complex trust issues, as well as a very substantial UK based fraud matter.  Nicola is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Criminal and Civil Proceedings).  Before Byrne and Partners Nicola worked at Dechert, the FSA and Clyde & Co.


Trained Clyde & Co; qualified 1994; Clyde & Co 1994-98; enforcement department FSA 1998-2000; Dechert 2000-03; co-founding partner Byrne & Partners 2003 to date.


ARDL (Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers); Fraud Lawyers Association.


Sevenoaks School; St Anne’s College, Oxford (1988); Law Society Finals (1992 First Class Honours).

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Leading individuals

Nicola Boulton - Byrne and Partners LLP

Within: Fraud: civil

London litigation boutique Byrne and Partners LLP advises clients on high-stakes fraud disputes, as well as freezing orders and interlocutory injunctions. It also deals with trust and fiduciary issues in offshore jurisdictions, and handles related criminal issues including asset forfeiture, civil asset recovery, extradition requests and the removal of Interpol Red Notices. Clients include international conglomerates, high-net-worth individuals, investment managers and financial service professionals. Nicola Boulton - described as 'the market leader in civil fraud' - heads the team.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to