Michael Booth > Prettys Solicitors LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

Prettys Solicitors LLP
6th Floor
St Vincent House
1 Cutler Street

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Senior Associate


Michael joined Prettys as a trainee solicitor in 2015, qualifying as a solicitor in 2017 and becoming an Associate in 2021, and Senior Associate in 2023. He has a wide-ranging dispute resolution practice, with cases ranging from small claims to multi-million-pound claims and appeals. Michael also coordinates the provision of free (pro bono) legal advice by the firm, working closely with Suffolk Law Centre and Suffolk ProHelp. Michael studied at University College, Durham University, where he completed an undergraduate degree in Law, and at the University of Law, where he was awarded a Master of Laws in International Legal Practice.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

Prettys Solicitors LLP in Ipswich ‘takes the time to understand clients’ situations and is responsive, transparent and committed to building long-lasting relationships’. The team is considered to be ‘practical, diligent and very timely’ in its provision of advice. Lead partner and accredited mediator Peter Blake oversees the firm’s construction, insolvency, property, civil and commercial litigation teams. Key practitioner and advocate Graham Mead, whose ‘wealth of experience and deep knowledge are a true asset to his team’; Bushra Elzubeir, who joined the team in September 2022 from Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP; and associate Michael Booth, all play central roles in the practice.

East Anglia > Real estate > Construction

Prettys Solicitors LLP joins the ranking this year for the quality of its work on both contentious construction matters, including disputes arising from defective designs. The firm houses a ‘highly intelligent team that thinks things through properly and understands its clients’. Practice head Peter Blake predominantly handles construction disputes, though he also advises on the drafting and negotiation of contracts. Blake and litigation associate Michael Booth exhibit ‘strong legal and client understanding combined with a keen work ethic’.