Company: DLA Piper
Job title: Senior associate
Matthew Booth is well respected by his clients and peers for his technical acumen, drive to deliver excellence, and pragmatic approach. Booth began his career with DLA Piper, then travelled overseas where he worked at Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance in their London office before returning to DLA Piper. He is currently a senior associate in the Wellington insurance team. Booth’s expertise covers a wide range of insurance areas including acting for fire and general insurers covering material damage, public liability, professional indemnity and statutory liability. He is heavily involved in the complex issues arising out of the defective repair of homes damaged by the Christchurch earthquakes, including insurers' responsibility for this damage and recovery against responsible builders, contactors and project managers. Booth is also a keen advocate who enjoys the adversarial nature of trial having regularly appeared in the District and High Courts during his career. Despite handling a busy practice and client base, his significant contribution to the culture of DLA Piper and diligence to developing junior lawyers has naturally led to his emergence as a young leader amongst his peers and team. He is also actively involved in firm diversity and inclusion initiatives, events and projects.