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David Booth

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Commercial Contracts & Franchise Group.


David is a Senior Associate at DLA Piper and has extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial contracts.  David's experience includes complex supply, distribution and manufacturing agreements, IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing, technology licensing, development and maintenance agreements, and franchise and distribution agreements.  David has experience of acting for well-known companies in many industries, in particular retail, financial services, food and beverage manufacturing, and has supported some of the largest and most complex procurements within the UK.  David has been recognised in a number areas for his work, including being shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year 2016 (Made in Manchester Awards), and nominated for Associate of the Year (Manchester Legal Awards) and Young Lawyer of the Year 2016 (Insider Young Professionals).



Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


BPP Law School Manchester, LPC; BPP Law School Manchester, GDL; University of Manchester, BSc (Hons)

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Next generation lawyers

David Booth - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

The six-partner team at DLA Piper UK LLP provides ‘speedy responses’, is commended for its ‘collaborative working style’ and benefits from its ‘good international network of offices’. The corporate team acts for local, national and international clients on high-value transactions often with a cross-border element. Corporate team head James Kerrigan and commercial team head Lee Brierley, who is ‘first class’, advised Gino D'Acampo Worldwide Restaurants on a joint venture agreement with fashion retailer Next regarding the development, operation, marketing and promotion of Italian restaurants. Conviviality, BASF, Hoist Finance, Lloyds Development Capital and The Hut Group are also clients. Among the corporate team Jonathan Watkins is ‘very commercial in his approach’, Elia Montorio is praised for her ‘responsiveness’ and Yunus Maka is ‘exceptional’. In the commercial team Stephen Wright and senior associate David Booth are also noted.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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