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Chris Booth


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"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."

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 

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 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.