Nick Booth > Harrison Drury & Co > Preston, England > Lawyer Profile

Harrison Drury & Co

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Prior to joining Harrison Drury in 2014, Nick worked for a large regional commercial firm.

He has experience in advising commercial clients in a variety of sectors in relation to a broad range of legal issues including:

  1. Shareholder disputes: acting for both minority and majority interests, including bringing and defending petitions pursuant to s994 Companies Act 2006;
  2. Partnership disputes: relating to both traditional partnerships and LLPs;
  3. Defamation: bringing and defending claims in relation to libel and malicious falsehood; including applications for injunctive relief;
  4. Professional Negligence: particularly relating to claims against professional advisors, including solicitors, barristers and accountants;
  5. Claims arising out of business sales:  including claims for breach of warranty;
  6. Applications for injunctive relief;
  7. Contractual disputes

Nick always aims to offer clients clear and practical legal advice and is keen to utilise both formal and informal dispute resolution strategies to assist them in achieving their commercial objectives in a cost effective fashion.


Nick read biology at the University of Nottingham before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West

Harrison Drury & Co‘s transactional expertise spans the software development, manufacturing, leisure, agricultural, and retail sectors. The ‘brilliant‘ team is well versed in advising on the full gamut of issues, from shareholder agreements to management buyouts. The Preston-based Nick Booth and the Lancaster-based Jack Stephenson are the key senior contacts. The arrival of Timothy Grover, whose wide-ranging practice covers both corporate and commercial mandates, from Vincents Solicitors in February 2021 has further expanded the firm’s geographical presence in Clitheroe.

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

At Harrison Drury & Co, agricultural disputes and sports disciplinary matters form part of the firm’s core workload, alongside the usual range of contractual, partnership and professional negligence mandates. ‘Tough seasoned litigatorSean Gibbs heads up the contenious offering, with support from corporate and commercial team lead Nick Booth. Senior associate Helen Griffin is noted particularly for her intellectual property expertise, while associate Matthew Astley is a key contact for the group’s numerous sporting clients, on whose behalf he regularly handles litigation and arbitration.