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Meet the Team

December 2019

Peter Blake

Peter joined Prettys in 1987, becoming a partner in 1991.  He is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer, who has helped clients resolve disputes in a variety of fora, including the courts, arbitration and international dispute resolution.

Peter has acted for clients involved in a variety of industries both nationally and internationally. Peter's most recent experience is in construction/property related disputes, alternative dispute resolution (including international arbitration) and cases with an international element.

Peter’s recent work includes:

Graham Mead

Graham re-joined Prettys in April 2019 as a partner in the firm’s commercial dispute resolution team.

Graham trained at Prettys and qualified as a solicitor in 1997.  He has worked for Mills & Reeve in both Norwich and London offices, for Howes Percival in their Norwich office, before becoming the commercial litigation partner at Blocks Legal LLP in Ipswich.

Graham has a wealth of litigation experience.  He is a solicitor advocate.

Expertise

Graham was described in Legal 500 2019 as having:

‘a straightforward and realistic approach at all times; he acts quickly, tells what you need to know and remains calm and calculated at all times’.

Michael Booth

Michael completed his undergraduate degree in Law at University College, Durham. He went on to gain a distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Chester, where he studied electives in commercial law, intellectual property law and the law relating to public companies. He was also awarded a Master of Laws in International Legal Practice. He has won academic prizes in Tort Law, Litigation, and Corporate and Commercial Law.

During his time at university Michael also volunteered with a local branch of a national advice charity.

Michael joined Prettys as a trainee solicitor in September 2015. He has spent seats in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Law department and its Shipping and Insurance department. He currently works in Prettys’ Commercial Property department.

Michael’s recent work includes:

Daniel Collett

Daniel Joined Prettys in December 2019 after completing his law degree at Nottingham Trent University and works as a paralegal within the commercial disputes and construction team. Before moving into law he worked as a civil engineer for Costain so his knowledge of the industry  is an asset in our construction law department.

Chris Harrall

Chris is a Consultant to Prettys, Chris’ experience in the construction industry is in excess of over 30 years. He has  experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters, is a regular speaker for various local professional organisations and has significant knowledge of the NEC and JCT suite of contracts.

Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206

Graham Mead

Partner

e gmead@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298234

Michael Booth

Solicitor

e mbooth@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298214

Daniel Collett

Paralegal

e dcollett@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298362

Chris Harrall

Consultant

e charrall@prettys.co.uk

t 07967 976778

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