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Michael Booth

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Michael joined Prettys as a trainee solicitor in 2015, qualifying as a solicitor in 2017. Michael works also in cases as an Of Counsel for TLC Lawyers, Enschede The Netherlands. He has a wide-ranging dispute resolution practice, with cases ranging from small claims to multi million pound claims and appeals.


Michael also co-ordinates 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.

Recent work

Representing claimants and defendants in personal and commercial disputes;

Acting for employers and contractors in construction disputes;

Advising landlords and tenants on disputes, including disrepair and eviction;

Advising on the ownership of a substantial amount of cryptocurrency (including Bitcoin);

Advising on intellectual property issues arising from a proposed social media campaign and the design of goods;

Acting for clients in disputes arising from the international transport of goods; and

Working with administrators and executors in relation to disputes arising from the administration of estates.




Commercial disputes;


Property disputes;


Intellectual property;

Shipping and transport / logistics;

Probate disputes;

Debt recovery;


Personal synopsis

Michael has been involved in the theatre since a very young age, initially as a performer but more recently in relation to the technical and stage management aspects of a production. He has most recently been the deputy stage manager for The Addams Family and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the New Wolsey Theatre and My Fair Lady at the Ipswich Regent. Michael will be taking on this role again for a production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in 2020.