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Two new partners among five senior promotions at Howes Percival

Leading law firm, Howes Percival, has announced five senior promotions across its Leicester and Northampton offices, including two new partners. 

Rob Starr and Matthew Thompson have been made partners in the firm.  Ben Hancox, Harriet Rogers and Jasmine Mason have been promoted to senior associates.

Commenting on the promotions, Geraint Davies, Howes Percival’s Chairman said, “Congratulations to everyone on their promotions, which acknowledge the invaluable contribution these individuals have made in their respective practice areas and to the firm overall.  These promotions also reflect our commitment to nurturing and developing talent within the firm – with two of the five individuals completing their training with Howes Percival.”

Partner level appointments

Rob Starr – specialism: Regulatory matters (Northampton Office)

Rob has built a formidable reputation advising companies and individuals. He has extensive experience of representing clients under investigation by enforcing authorities including the HSE, CQC, Environment Agency, Police and Fire Authorities. He also appears regularly before the Coroners court in relation to fatal accidents.  As a former prosecutor with the Serious Fraud Office, Rob has an in depth understanding of the approach of regulators and has managed large complex cases and undertaken numerous internal investigations into fraud, corruption and whistleblowing allegations.

Matthew Thompson – specialism: Corporate, Commercial and Banking (Northampton Office)

Matthew specialises in a broad range of corporate transactional matters including acquisitions and disposals, mergers, investment and private equity based transactions, together with complex and high value corporate reorganisations and restructurings. He is also experienced in drafting and providing advice on all types of commercial contracts in a variety of sectors. . Matthew joined Howes Percival as a trainee in 2012 before qualifying into the Corporate, Commercial and Banking team and has since built his reputation as a leading corporate lawyer in the Northamptonshire region.

Senior Associate Promotions

Ben Hancox – Corporate and Commercial (Leicester office).

Jasmine Mason – Commercial Property (Leicester office).

Harriet Rogers – Corporate, Commercial and Banking (Northampton office).

Howes Percival provides a full-service legal offering across a wide range of specialist sectors, for more information visit: https://www.howespercival.com/sectors/

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Notes to editors:

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Norwich.  It has 49 partners and 169 lawyers in total.

The firm is recommended in The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms.  In the 2021 guide, no fewer than 11 different departments achieved the guide’s highest possible ranking (Tier 1): Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation; Dispute Resolution – Debt Recovery; Finance – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery; Human Resources – Employment Law; Private Client – Agriculture and Estates; Private Client – Tax, Trusts and Probate; Real Estate – Commercial Property; Real Estate – Property litigation; Real Estate – Environment & Planning;  Intellectual Property.