Richard Boulton QC is a chartered accountant and barrister, based in London.
He has been instructed as quantum expert in over three hundred litigations, including many of the world’s largest commercial disputes.
Mr. Boulton has given oral evidence on over sixty occasions. He is and a commercial barrister at the Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC, One Essex Court, Temple.
Mr. Boulton has been listed as one of the leading experts on the quantum of damages and leading arbitration expert witnesses by Who’s Who Legal in every year since it started publishing its research. He has been ranked first or second in EMEA in every year since 2015 and is a Global Elite Thought Leader in both categories.
Mr. Boulton has appeared as an expert in the UK High Court, the Patents Court, the Restrictive Practices Court, the UK Comptroller of Patents, the Copyright Tribunal, the European Commission (Competition Directorate), the US District Court, the and the Singapore High Court. He has also testified before international arbitration tribunals (PCA, ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and various ad hoc tribunals) in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zurich and Washington, DC.
Mr. Boulton spent twenty years with Arthur Andersen (1981–2001), the last eleven years as a partner. He was for three years (1997–2000) the number two executive worldwide. His broader experience at Arthur Andersen included several global leadership positions; fifteen years of client work as a consultant on financial and economic issues, particularly in the media, energy and transportation sectors; and substantial experience as an expert in major commercial litigation.
Mr. Boulton left Arthur Andersen in June 2001 to re-train as a barrister. Prior to the acquisition of LECG’s European operations by FTI Consulting in March 2011, Mr Boulton was the Global Head of the Litigation, Finance and Forensics segment at LECG, which included the Forensic Accounting, Damages and Intellectual Property practice areas.
Mr. Boulton’s management experience covers strategy, technology, marketing, operations and finance. He played a major role in building Arthur Andersen’s $2 billion consulting business. He was the managing partner of strategy for three years with responsibility for both long-term direction setting and day-to-day operations.
Mr Boulton has worked extensively overseas. For four years (1997–2001), 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, Midland, Minneapolis, New York), Eastern Europe, the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, the Middle East, Libya and India.