Andy Booth, a music lawyer who has advised artists such as Johnny Marr and The Coral, has joined leading north-west law firm, SAS Daniels LLP as a partner in the corporate team.
Recommended as an expert in music in the Legal 500 and one of the most experienced legal advisers in the industry outside of London, Andy joins SAS Daniels from Turner Parkinson, where he was head of commercial.
Andy’s career route marks a departure from tradition, having originally studied history at university and spent four years touring in a band, before embarking on his quest to become a legal expert.
He qualified as a solicitor at the age of 30 and has gone on to make a name for himself working with major players in the music scene. A director of Manchester music venue, Band On The Wall, Andy also continues to be an active member of electronic rock group, The Cassandra Complex, with whom he regularly tours.
In his role at SAS Daniels, Andy will enhance the corporate team’s service offering and work with the partners to grow the firm as part of its business strategy.
Andy said: ‘This is an exciting time to be joining the firm as it continues on a strong growth curve. There is a misconception that city-centre locations are a must but the industry is changing and so are client priorities.
‘Service excellence is essential and so is added value. Based in Stockport, Macclesfield, Chester and Congleton, SAS Daniels provides outstanding expertise across the areas in which it specialises.’
Jonathan Whittaker, senior partner at SAS Daniels, added: ‘Andy has exceptional industry credentials and has worked with some of the biggest stars from the Manchester music scene on major deals.’