Nicola Boulton - Partner
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Nicola Boulton is a commercial litigator with particular expertise in high value civil fraud, financial services, and trust litigation. Nicola acts for high net worth individuals, legal and financial services professionals, corporates and hedge funds. She has extensive expertise and experience in freezing order issues and other interlocutory injunctive measures and a particular interest in anti-money laundering issues. Nicola is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Criminal and Civil Proceedings).

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Chambers and Partners: Ranked Band 1 for Fraud: Civil :

“Her clients say she is "very approachable and very astute" while commentators note that "her appreciation of complex legal and non-legal issues is second to none"."

Legal 500:

The ‘truly excellent’ group at Byrne and Partners LLP is led by the ‘articulate and fearsome’ Nicola Boulton. “ 

"The department is headed by Nicola Boulton, who is described by clients as 'a natural leader with unsurpassed knowledge of her field, with excellent judgment and an unerring ability to pick the right strategy'."

Who’s Who Legal, 2016 global guide to asset recovery lawyers:

“Nicola is credited as having a “fine civil fraud litigation practice’ that is the envy of her peers’”, with sources praising her "tenacity and dynamism" and citing her as "a real asset during tough cases".”

Notable experience


Nicola was a founding partner in Byrne and Partners LLP in 2003, having previously practiced at Dechert LLP. Nicola qualified in 1994, practicing at Clyde & Co, and then the Financial Services Authority. Nicola graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. She lectures from time to time on both money laundering and legal developments within her field.

News and Articles

Overseas corruption: oiling the wheels - Law Society Gazette 23 March 2015

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