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Howes Percival recommended for 21 different practice areas in The Legal 500

Howes Percival rankings improve again in 2022 guide

The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms – has recommended Howes Percival for 21 different practice areas and awarded the firm top tier ranking in 11 different legal specialisms.

The guide, which is based on independent research, interviews and feedback from clients about the service they received from firms and lawyers, also recognises the UK’s leading lawyers – 31 Howes Percival lawyers received specific accreditation in this year’s directory. 

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
  • Private Client – Agriculture and Estates
  • Private Client – Tax, Trusts and Probate
  • Real Estate – Commercial Property
  • Real Estate – Environment & Planning
  • Real Estate – Property litigation
  • Intellectual Property

Ten further Howes Percival specialisms are recommended in the guide; Banking and Finance, Charities and Not for Profit, Construction, Family, Health and Safety, IT and Telecoms, Licensing, Media and Entertainment, Public Sector (Healthcare and Education) and Social Housing. 

The Legal 500 highlights individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.  18 Howes Percival lawyers are recognised by the legal directory as elite ‘leading individuals’, with a total of 31 Howes Percival lawyers recommended this year.  Seven Howes Percival Partners – Steven Beach (commercial property), Gerald Couldrake (corporate and commercial), Geraint Davies (litigation and insolvency) Tessa Haskey (commercial property), Tracey Hughes (commercial property) Catherine Scott (agriculture and estates) and Matthew Talbot (intellectual property) achieved ‘Hall of Fame’ status.

Howes Percival recently announced a recruitment drive with over 30 new jobs for qualified lawyers, fee earners and support staff in a range of specialisms across its offices.  The drive is the result of a sustained increase in demand for legal services and also the firm’s decision to make strategic hires in areas where it anticipates opportunities and future growth as the economy bounces back.

The firm is ranked in the ‘UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For 2021’ and in the top 5 Best Law Firms in the country to work for.1.

Commenting on the firm’s rankings Howes Percival’s chairman, Geraint Davies said; “I am absolutely delighted with this set of rankings and recommendations. Despite the unprecedented interruption from the pandemic these results reinforce the fact that our team has provided a fantastic service over the last 18 months. We see our core teams recognised year after year in the guide, which is important, but we can also see improved rankings and new specialisms coming through as we continue to invest in an ever wider range of services for our customers.

“Our people are integral to our success and it is great to see so many individuals recognised by The Legal 500 this year.  Expertise, strong client relationships and friendly, approachable people are the main reasons why clients choose to work with us and the warmth that generates is clear in the client testimonials this year.”

Full details of Howes Percival’s rankings can be found on The Legal 500 website: https://www.legal500.com/united-kingdom-solicitors/#

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Notes to editors:

1. The prestigious list, which was published in May 2021, confirmed Howes Percival in 72nd position in the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For category. The firm achieved a 2-star Best Companies accreditation, which is given to organisations with an ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement. In addition, Howes Percival ranked 5th in the Top 20 Best Law Firms to Work For 2021 list. 

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Norwich.  It has 51 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 2022 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.