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.


Tessa's specialisms are landlord and tenant, sales and purchases of commercial property, and banking work. She negotiates leases, mainly for owners of commercial property portfolios and advises on landlord and tenant legislation. She acts for banks and private lenders in relation to their property work. She deals with sales and purchases of commercial land and buildings; including advising on overage and clawback and Stamp Duty Land Tax issues.


Having worked in industry herself, Tessa has a good understanding of how businesses operate, and is aware of the commercial pressures on business clients.

2004 Partner, Howes Percival
2002 Associate, Howes Percival
1998 Assistant Solicitor, Howes Percival
1996-1998 Industry
1994-1996 Leathes Prior
1993-1994 Nottingham Law School
1990-1993 University of East Anglia