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Howes Percival strengthen Commercial Property team in East Mids with senior appointment

Howes Percival has strengthened its Commercial Property team in the East Midlands with the appointment of Michelle Woolston as a Director.

An experienced property solicitor, Michelle has re-joined Howes Percival where she trained and worked for a number of years, from Kemsley & Company.

Michelle deals with all aspects of commercial property work, including, commercial and residential development; advising landowners and developers in relation to options, conditional contracts and promotion agreements; dealing with landlord and tenant matters, including portfolio acquisitions and management; corporate support and secured lending.

Lucy Lord, Commercial Property Partner at Howes Percival commented, “We are delighted to welcome Michelle back.  She first joined Howes Percival as a trainee in 2000 and worked from both our Leicester and Northampton offices for a number of years after qualifying.  Michelle is a very accomplished property solicitor with a proven track record, a wealth of experience and a loyal client following.

“The market remains resilient, and with the addition of Michelle we have strengthened our Commercial Property offering to support our clients.”  

Howes Percival’s commercial property lawyers have a strong reputation as one of the largest and most skilled teams of property legal specialists outside London.  The team acts for many household names, including some of the country’s largest housebuilders, commercial developers, investors, lenders, business owners, charities, landowners, construction firms and public sector organisations.  

For more information on Howes Percival’s commercial property services visit: https://www.howespercival.com/services/commercial-property/

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Notes to editors:

Picture: Partner Lucy Lord (left) with Michelle Woolston (right).

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

The firm is recommended in The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms.  In the 2023 guide, no fewer than 10 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 – Tax, Trusts and Probate; Real Estate – Commercial Property; Real Estate – Property litigation; Real Estate – Environment & Planning; Intellectual Property.

Howes Percival has been ranked in the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list three years running.  The 2022 list saw the firm rise 13 places to 59th position in the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For category and 8th in the Top 10 Best Large Law Firms to Work For list. The firm achieved a 2 star Best Companies accreditation, which is given to organisations with an ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement