Byrne and Partners LLP

Byrne and Partners is a dedicated commercial and criminal litigation practice based in the heart of London. Our experience and boutique profile means we are able to combine the highest levels of individual partner attention and quality service with very reasonable charge-out rates.

Our civil team act in a variety of commercial disputes and specialise in civil fraud, financial services and insurance/reinsurance matters.  We pride ourselves in acting in some of the most complex and high-profile disputes, often against the largest law firms in the City of London.

Our criminal defence team are experts in all aspects of fraud, money laundering and tax investigations and prosecutions.  We have extensive experience of confiscation and asset recovery proceedings, defending regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and advising on bribery and corruption law.

"They have excellent knowledge of the law and a determination to succeed for their client. They understand the facts, make strategic decisions and pay close attention to detail."

"They are very much a team - hard-working and diligent, with excellent client skills."

We are proud to be ranked top-tier for White Collar Crime and recommended for Civil Fraud and Commercial Litigation in the Legal 500.

What the Directories say about us ...

Byrne and Partners LLP recognised as a leading litigation firm by the Legal 500

Byrne and Partners has once again been ranked as a leading fraud and litigation firm in the 2015 Legal 500 UK guide. The firm was singled out for its combination of “boutique size and reasonable charges with Magic Circle quality”.

The firm was ranked in the first tier for white collar crime, with Michael Potts described as “extremely bright and tactically astute” and David Byrne noted for his representation of former iSoft Group director Stephen Graham. Matthew Frankland was also recognised as a leading individual.

The civil team was noted for its “tough and resourceful litigators” and ranked in the second tier for civil fraud and sixth tier for commercial litigation. Nicola Boulton and Yvonne Jefferies were described as“highly intelligent” and Elizabeth Seborg as “well regarded”.

Byrne and Partners ranked again in Chambers and Partners 2016 for Financial Crime, Fraud: Civil and POCA and Asset Forfeiture

The firm is described in relation to Financial Crime as "very adept at handling sensitive and high-stakes requlatory and criminal matters, and their service is outstanding."

Mathew Frankland was ranked as a leading individual for POCA and Financial Crime. He was described as "a very dynamic lawyer - he comes across with a lot of energy and impressive ideas." and "extremely knowledgeable, thorough , and very effective with clients and regulators". David Byrne is observed to be "a tough negotiator and a brilliant strategist." and Michael Potts is said to be "a real fighter with excellent judgement; I cant praise him highly enough."

The Civil Fraud department is described as "as tough and smart as any big firm. The firm is my top choice in terms of responsiveness, commercial awareness, quality of advice and value for money."

Nicola Boulton, ranked as a leading individual for Civil Fraud, is praised by clients as "very pragmatic and practical." Yvonne Jefferies is described as an "exceptionally talented and fearless litigator who has left no stone unturned in looking at ways of winning the case. She is the kind of lawyer you want to have in a difficult situation." Ben Davies, who is recognised this year as an up and coming individual in Civil Fraud, is said to "give excellent pragmatic advice and is very responsive to needs."