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2021 staycation road trip – can the nation’s cars take the strain?

Ahead of the half-term getaway – Gocompare Car Insurance shares 10 tips for safe road trips. Two thirds of households are planning a staycation this year, and majority are going by car! Warning that some insurers consider fitting external accessories such as a roof rack, a bike rack or a tow bar as a modification….

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Rapidly growing Corporate law team adds two new senior lawyers

Leading law firm Howes Percival has announced a further expansion of its Leicester Corporate, Commercial and Banking (CCB) practice, with two new senior appointments.  Danielle Chetwynd and Jeremy Hyde have joined the team as Senior Associates in the Corporate team from Freeths and Wright Hassall LLP, respectively. Howes Percival’s CCB practice advises clients on significant…

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MOT confusion leaves motorists at risk of driving unsafe cars or driving illegally

Millions of drivers don’t understand the MOT process. 44% of drivers are unaware that an expired MOT would risk invalidating their car insurance.      26% of motorists think an MOT guarantees their car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months.  GoCompare customers buying car insurance cover before 15 June are eligible for an…

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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,…

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Four senior promotions at Howes Percival

Leading law firm, Howes Percival, has announced four senior promotions at its Norwich office.  Jay Mehta has been made a partner in the firm.  Jamie Childs has been promoted to the level of Director.  Katie Easter and Julia Parsley have been made senior associates. Commenting on the promotions, Geraint Davies, Howes Percival’s Chairman said, “Congratulations…

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Only 13% of Brits happy to travel abroad in 2021

Foreign holidays are off the cards for most Brits with only 13% say they are happy to travel abroad. Two thirds of UK adults are planning a staycation this year.   Hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation top the list of staycations. 71% holidaying in the UK won’t protect their staycation with travel insurance. According to…

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18 million drivers now suffer MOT anxiety1

Getting their car through its annual MOT test causes 58% of drivers to feel stressed. Cost of potential repairs to pass the MOT test causes the most anxiety. High stress levels partly the result of the Covid MOT test extension last year. 10% of drivers who received a Covid test extension now don’t know when…

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Howes Percival Cambridge office wins ‘Commercial Property Team of the Year’

Leading law firm Howes Percival has won ‘Commercial Property Team of the Year’ at The Cambridgeshire Law Society Legal Excellence Awards. Held annually, the Legal Excellence Awards recognise the best individuals, teams and law firms practising in the city of Cambridge and the surrounding area.  Due to the coronavirus lockdown, this year’s awards were presented…

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Drivers warned to act as insurers’ COVID pledges end on 30 April 2021

Drivers using their own car for commuting or work purposes need to make sure they have the appropriate level of cover, otherwise they could unwittingly invalidate their car insurance, should they need to make a claim. Revised guidance applies to drivers, including key workers, using their own car to commute to work or to drive…

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Howes Percival crowned ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ in Dealmakers Awards

Leading law firm Howes Percival is celebrating being named Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Insider Media’s Central & East Dealmakers Awards 2020.  The firm was also shortlisted for two deals in the ‘Deal of the Year (above £10m)’ category and for another two deals in the ‘Deal of the Year (below £10m)’ category….

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