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Howes Percival recommended for 23 different legal specialisms in The Legal 500

77 Howes Percival lawyers mentioned in 2023 guide for their standout contributions
to their practices

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms – has recommended Howes Percival for 23 different legal specialisms and awarded the firm top tier ranking for 10.

The guide, which is based on independent research, interviews and feedback from clients about the service they receive from firms and lawyers, also recognises the UK’s leading lawyers – 77 Howes Percival lawyers received specific mentions 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 – Tax, Trusts and Probate
  • Real Estate – Commercial Property
  • Real Estate – Environment & Planning
  • Real Estate – Property litigation
  • Intellectual Property

12 further Howes Percival specialisms are recommended in the guide; Agriculture and Estates, Banking and Finance, Charities and Not for Profit, Construction, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Family, Licensing, Public Sector, IT and Telecoms, Media and Entertainment, Health and Safety, and Social Housing. 

The Legal 500 highlights individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.  23 Howes Percival lawyers are recognised by the legal directory as ‘leading individuals’, with 9 Partners achieving ‘Hall of Fame’ status – Paula Bailey (Employment), Steven Beach (Commercial Property), Geraint Davies (Litigation and Insolvency), Gerald Couldrake (Corporate and Commercial), Tessa Haskey (Commercial Property), Michaela Henson (Commercial Property), Graham Irons (Employment), Catherine Scott (Agriculture and Estates) and Matthew Talbot (Intellectual Property)

Howes Percival’s clients range from individuals and families to global businesses and government departments. Over the last 12 months the firm has seen its market share increase across all of its UK offices and has invested in a nationwide expansion programme, with close to 100 new recruits appointed in that period.  

Commenting on the firm’s rankings Howes Percival’s chairman, Geraint Davies said; “I’m delighted with this set of rankings and recommendations, which recognise our core strengths and reflect the ongoing investment we’ve made in our people and their development in recent years. We have expanded our expertise across all of our service lines and are committed to growing and investing in each of our locations. Howes Percival’s culture and the calibre of work we undertake allow us to attract top talent which, alongside our commitment to our training programme creates an unbeatable team.”

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

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Notes to editors:

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Norwich.  It has 47 partners and 171 lawyers in total.