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Chris Booth


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Over his career to date, Chris has acted a trusted adviser to many UK household names including: Marks & Spencer, William Hill, Direct Line Group, GNER (as was), Sage, Aviva, Micro Focus, SIG, International Personal Finance, Marshalls, and Leeds Bradford Airport. Over the last decade, both Legal 500 and Chambers UK have ranked Chris in the No.1 category for employment lawyers in the region.

If you have a question for Chris please drop him an email - chris.booth@clarionsolicitors.com 

"Employment law has always excited me – it can have very complex and challenging elements, which then need to be applied to all the facets of the workplace. The workplace will have both individual and collective aspects, and also have many human angles. The key to being an effective employment lawyer is to ensure that the HR team in any client organisation feels that you want to share in the ownership of their problem or particular issue, and that you will work with them to find a solution. My role in providing advice is to achieve the objective for the client – telling them what they can do, not what they cannot do."

Career Path

1984 - Graduated, University of Hull
1987 - Qualified as Solicitor, and joined Simpson Curtis (now Pinsent Masons)
2004 - Head of Employment, Pinsent Masons
2012 - Head of Leeds Office, Pinsent Masons
2018 - Employment Partner, Clarion



Chris Booth and Hannah Newbery are both excellent to work with - highly skilled, professional and proactive, yet approachable and client-oriented.

Legal 500 2019

Chris Booth is very experienced and knowledgeable.

Legal 500 2019

Chris Booth is very helpful, pragmatic, strategic and commercial - he looks for the best overall solution for the client rather than the technical or expected one.

Legal 500 2019

Chris Booth is there to get involved as little or as much as you want. He looks at the big picture and helps take a strategic view.

Legal 500 2019

Chris Booth inspires confidence. He grasps issues quickly and provides affective advice which is commercial and straight to the point. Chris's ability never to make a meal of things is unusual and refreshing.

Philip Clarke, Group Company Secretary, Shepherd Building Group.