Commercial Litigation — Our Services
Trust and Inheritance Disputes
At PCB Byrne, we act for high-net-worth individuals, trustees and advisors across all areas of trust and inheritance disputes.

Our team members have built a strong reputation for successful litigation, both in offshore jurisdictions and here in the UK. We coordinate with specialist teams around the world, drawing on our extensive language skills to enable seamless international cooperation.

Our notable experience
  • Representing the trustee of a Nevis trust in a $300 million claim concerning CIS-located assets.
  • Representing a beneficiary of a trust defrauded of a £100 million property interest.
  • Acting for trustees in proceedings ongoing in the Grand Court of Cayman, and the Courts of the British Virgin Islands, Liechtenstein, London, Israel, Switzerland and Panama, challenging the settlement of a $350 million fortune into trust.
  • Acting for minors in family court financial settlement proceedings concerning a Jersey trust structure.
  • Representing trustees in a disputed inheritance claim relating to the ownership of $100 million of art, held in London.
  • Representing a Liechtenstein Foundation in a $1 billion defence of claims for fraudulent misrepresentation.
Our specialists
Nicola Boulton
Partner
0207 842 1659
Languages:
English
Nick Ractliff
Partner
0207 842 1660
07920 005303
Languages:
English
Natalie Todd
Partner
0207 842 1668
07880 315757
Languages:
German, English
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
All Asset Recovery and Enforcement Services
Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
All Civil Fraud Services
Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
All Commercial Litigation Services
Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
All Insolvency and Restructuring Services
International Arbitration
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
All International Arbitration Services
Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
All Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Services
Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
All Corporate and Financial Crime Services
Corporate Investigations
With extensive disputes experience behind us, we offer the strategic advice to address all legal, procedural, operational and reputational aspects of any corporate investigation.
All Corporate Investigations Services
Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
All Regulatory and Disciplinary Services
Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
All Serious and General Crime Services