Chairman welcomes ‘excellent’ Legal 500 rankings

Tessa Haskey, Howes Percival Chairman

Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has been awarded top tier rankings in 13 different legal specialisms in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms. 

Howes Percival has achieved top tier rankings for:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution – Debt Recovery
  • Finance – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
  • Human Resources – Employment
  • Human Resources – Health and Safety
  • Private Client – Agriculture and Estates
  • Private Client – Tax, Trusts and Probate
  • Real Estate – Commercial Property
  • Real Estate – Environment
  • Real Estate – Planning
  • Real Estate – Property litigation
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms – Intellectual Property

In addition, nine further Howes Percival specialisms are recommended in the guide including Banking and Finance, Charities and Not for Profit, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Construction, Family, Education, IT and Telecoms and Media and Entertainment.

Earlier this year Howes Percival reported a 14% increase in turnover, with profits up 37%, for the firm’s full financial year ending May 2018.

The results followed a period of sustained, strategic investment and expansion which included new offices, the recruitment of a series of senior level experts and a refocusing on core sector specialisms including Development and Construction, Education, Automotive, Food and Drink, Agriculture and Leisure and Tourism.

In September 2018, it was announced that Howes Percival had extended its Government work following its appointment to a second legal panel.  The £130 million Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Full Service panel for England covers a broad range of legal services including commercial, corporate, property and construction, IT, data protection, litigation and public procurement.

Commenting on the firm’s rankings Howes Percival’s chairman, Tessa Haskey said; “This is a really excellent set of rankings and recommendations.  I’m particularly pleased to see the firm now recognised in tier 1 for Corporate and Commercial.  The team has been growing for a number of years and has delivered a series of eye-catching deals recently.  We have also seen a significant jump in the overall number of recommendations.  The firm is now recommended for 22 different legal specialisms, which demonstrates the breadth of expertise we can now offer.

“The firm is in a great place at the moment with a good mix of rapidly expanding new offices in Cambridge and Milton Keynes alongside our firmly established locations of Leicester, Manchester, Northampton and Norwich.  As a result, we’ve got more resources and expertise than ever dedicated to the East Midlands and East Anglia and have been able to further develop our key sector expertise and work more collaboratively on larger instructions.”

Howes Percival’s six offices serve clients nationwide ranging from Government departments, international brands and household names such as Welcome Break, Microsoft and leading pub operator and independent brewer Marston’s, to family businesses and high-net worth individuals and directors.

The Legal 500 is widely regarded as the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms, it recommends firms and lawyers based on independent research, interviews and client feedback.

Full details of Howes Percival’s rankings can be found on the Legal 500 website:

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