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Pinsent Masons LLP

1 PARK ROW, LEEDS, LS1 5AB, ENGLAND
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Work 0113 244 5000
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Fax 0113 244 8000
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Christopher Booth

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Work 0113 294 5287
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Pinsent Masons LLP

Position

Chris is head of the Leeds office, and a partner specialising in senior executive dismissals, restrictive covenants, discrimination and trade union law. He has 25 years’ experience of an employment tribunal caseload. He has acted for a number of household names including M&S, RAC plc, Aviva, Pace plc, Provident Financial plc, International Personal Finance plc, William Hill, and GNER (as was). Experience includes advising the chairman of Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust on the implications of an ET finding of race/sex discrimination against the HR director and two consultants (where the compensation awarded had been £4.5m, the highest ever in the UK), the outsourcing by M&S of its call centre activities in Warrington, the application by the Bakers Union for trade union recognition (resulting in a ballot) at Seabrook Potato Crisps Ltd and successfully defending claims against William Hill by employees dismissed for breaching its ‘think 21’ policy – in circumstances where William Hill had taken an industry-leading stance to comply with the Gambling Act provisions around under-age gambling – as well as many FTSE 250 Board level exit/entry arrangements and packages. ‘Chris Booth inspires confidence. He grasps issues quickly and provides effective 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.

Education

Hull University (LLB (Hons)).


Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Hull and East Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

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Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

Christopher Booth - Pinsent Masons LLP

Within: Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Pinsent Masons LLP’s team is led by Jon Fisher, who specialises in equal pay; other key members are industrial relations specialist Chris Mordue, and Chris Booth, who has experience in board-level terminations. Clients include Asda, BP and Centrica.

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Employment: Sheffield and South Yorkshire

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