Richard Boulton QC is a chartered accountant and barrister who advises clients on strategic, regulatory, economic, accounting, and valuation issues, with particular expertise in the assessment of complex damages.
He has been engaged in over two hundred litigations, including many of the UK’s largest commercial disputes, and has led several major fraud investigations. He has given oral evidence on approximately forty occasions in the English High Court, the Copyright Tribunal, and the European Commission (Competition Directorate), and before many International Arbitration Tribunals. He has also co-written a best-selling business book on strategy.
Mr. Boulton was previously the global head of Finance and Accounting Services of a major expert services and consulting firm, which included the Forensic Accounting, Damages and Intellectual Property, Financial Services, and Healthcare practice areas.
Mr. Boulton spent twenty years with Arthur Andersen, including the last eleven years as a partner. He was for three years the number-two executive, responsible for over 70,000 people worldwide. His broader experience included several global leadership positions; fifteen years of client work as a consultant on financial and economic issues, particularly in the media and energy sectors; and substantial experience as an expert in major commercial litigation.
Mr. Boulton has expertise in multiple jurisdictions. For four years, he spent half his time in the United States (principally Chicago and New York). He has led major client assignments in the United States (Seattle, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, New York, Midland, Minneapolis), Eastern Europe, the Bahamas, the Middle East, Libya, and India.