Year of Call - 1976
Silk - 1995
Omnia Strategy LLP
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London W2 7JU
Cherie Booth QC
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PO Box 60519
London W2 7JU
Cherie Booth is a leading barrister specialising in arbitration, mediation, public law, human rights, employment law and European Community law. She has appeared in a number of leading cases both at home and abroad. She is also a noted speaker on human rights and a staunch supporter of women's rights.
Cherie studied law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and graduated with a First Class Degree in 1975. While studying for her Bar exams she also taught Law at the University of Westminster. Later Cherie came top of her year in her Bar examinations and was called to the Bar in 1976. Initially she was a general common law junior with a broad practice, including personal injury, crime and family.
Cherie moved to 4-5 Grays Inn Square in 1991, and became a Queen's Counsel in 1995. In 1999, she was appointed a Recorder (a permanent part-time judge) in the County Court and Crown Court.
In 2000, Cherie and 21 other prominent Barristers set up a ground breaking legal practice, Matrix Chambers. They were looking to achieve a different working model from the traditional English Chambers and to break down the barriers between providers of legal services. With a focus on human rights and public law and an expanding scope into criminal, commercial and EU law, Matrix quickly built an impressive reputation.
Cherie has appeared in the European Court of Justice, in Commonwealth countries and as an international arbitrator. She has also argued cases in the House of Lords, one of the most well-known being the Begum case on whether a decision by a school to exclude a female pupil for wearing a full jlhab infringed her religious rights.
Cherie is also an active campaigner for prison reform and was 'President of The Commission on English Prisons Today' between 2007 and 2009, under the auspices of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
When the Legal Services Act of 2007 came into force, Cherie was keen to take advantage of the opportunity for barristers, solicitors and non-lawyers to work together in an alternative business structure. She felt that a combination of all these skills could provide a compelling offering to international clients who are interested in using world-renowned English legal services. Cherie founded Omnia Strategy in 2011 to address this market gap, through which she provides legal and consultancy advice on subjects as varied as improving human rights in businesses, corporate social responsibility, arbitration, implementing international protocols, legislative drafting and cross-border transactions.
In September 2014, Cherie left Matrix to pursue her practice focusing on strategic international legal and advisory work through Omnia Strategy where she also continues to practice as a barrister. In addition to her role at Omnia Strategy, Cherie also continues to work independently as a sole practitioner, primarily as an arbitrator and mediator.
More About Omnia Strategy LLP
Cherie is the Chair of Omnia Strategy, a pioneering, international law firm which provides strategic counsel to governments, corporate and private clients. With offices in both London and Washington D.C. supported by a network of international partners and advisers, Omnia Strategy provides tailored, market-driven advice to its clients.
We have experience in: human rights matters, corporate social responsibility, dispute resolution, including arbitration, organisational reform, cross-border transactions, private client support, strategic, business advisory services and legal reform programmes among other matters.