Our People

Our lawyers are experts in their field – you’d expect that - but they are also business-minded and aim to provide practical, helpful advice. Many trained with us, while others have been hand-picked from top city firms or have worked in industry for many years to become nationally recognised experts.

Simon Murphy

Position: Partner

Tel: 01223 791020 Mob: 07814 762583

Email: simon.murphy@howespercival.com

Specialisms: Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Insolvency & Corporate Recovery, Property Dispute Resolution, Tax & Wealth Management.

Sectors: Charities & Social Enterprises, Development & Construction, Education, Food & Drink, Leisure & Tourism, Public Sector, Retail, Social Housing.

Simon Murphy


Simon advises on contentious property issues encompassing residential, commercial and agricultural land.

Simon spends most of his time advising on asset management issues including possession claims, the forfeiture of leases, dilapidations, service charge disputes and lease interpretation. He also advises on trespass, overage, rights of light, rights of way, adverse possession and enfranchisement.


Simon is based in the Cambridge office.

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 have consistently recognised Simon as a leader in his field commenting he ” is best known for commercial landlord/tenant work for retailers, leisure clients and landed estates”.

Simon is a member of the Property Litigation Association

November 2015 to date – Partner, Howes Percival
2011- 2015 – Partner and Head of Commercial Property, Taylor Vinters
2008- 2011 – Partner Weightmans (legacy firm Mace & Jones)
2007- 2008 – Partner Blake Morgan
2004- 2007 – Senior Associate DAC Beachcroft
2001 -2004 – Senior Solicitor, Mills & Reeve
1999 -2001 – Solicitor, Solomon Taylor & Shaw
1997-1999 – Trainee Solicitor, Oxford City