Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival has announced 31 senior promotions, including five new partners, Jennifer Laskey, Alexandra Hornsby, Nick Benton, Tom Redman and Jamie Childs.
Patrick Manning,Alishia Marrocco, Gary Pitt, Owen Franks, Jeremy Hyde, Lucy Elianu, Ben Hancox, Danielle Chetwynd, Jonathan Parker, Bill Trow, Miles Barnes and Jasmine Mason have all been promoted to the level of Director. Phillippa Summerlee, Graham Jones, Joseph Keeping, William Taylor, Kiran Vohra, Jonathan Mumby, Paula Cole and Jean Herring have been made senior associates. The firm has also made five senior promotions across its support services teams.
Geraint Davies, Howes Percival’s Chairman commented,
“I’d like to congratulate everyone on their promotions which acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and invaluable contribution these individuals have made to Howes Percival. As a firm we have a reputation for promoting from within and it is great to be able to reward so many people this year for their exceptional efforts in supporting our clients.
“The firm has had a really successful year and this achievement has been driven by exceptional people, working really hard together. Our people have been at the heart of that and consistently provided excellent service to our clients, which has enabled us to capitalise on the opportunities that have arisen. Investment in people, through both external appointments and nurturing our existing talent, is key to our strategy, our continued success and growth.”
Partner level appointments
Jennifer Laskey – specialism: contentious probate (Milton Keynes and Northampton)
Jennifer is ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) qualified and advises clients in Will disputes, claims against Estates, challenges to Will validity and issues arising from the administration of Trusts. Jennifer has also represented clients in a rare Presumption of Death application. As well as acting for Executors or Trustees and beneficiaries in Wills and Trusts disputes, Jennifer has been appointed as Trustee on a number of multi-million pound Trusts and can act as an Independent Administrator or Trustee.
Alexandra Hornsby – specialism: wills, probate, tax and trusts (Leicester)
Alexandra advises wealthy individuals and business owners on estate planning and succession matters, including complex inheritance tax and capital gains tax issues. Alexandra is also experienced in advising trustees, drafting and administering trusts, and dealing with estate administration. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Nick Benton – specialism: employment law (Leicester)
Nick has experience in all aspects of employment law including both contentious and non-contentious matters. Nick advises employer clients in respect of all HR issues as well as assisting clients with employment tribunal claims. Nick has a particular interest in employment status and matters which arise for employers in respect of this issue. He also advises and assists clients with employment-related health and safety issues.
Tom Redman– specialism: corporate (Milton Keynes)
Tom is a corporate, automotive retail M&A and venture capital specialist. He has experience of advising all types of businesses, from owner-managed through to large, listed multinational groups and has considerable experience in complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, with notable expertise in buying and selling motor dealerships, regularly acting for some of the UK’s largest automotive retail groups. His practice spans a wide range of corporate transactions, including; acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, joint ventures, group reorganisations, restructurings and corporate governance matters.
Jamie Childs – specialism: commercial property and planning (Norwich)
Jamie is a specialist planning solicitor with a particular focus on securing legally robust and deliverable planning permissions for clients. Jamie’s experience includes advising on a number of significant, high profile and contentious residential development projects and he has a proven track record of negotiating complex planning agreements on some of the largest development projects in the region.
Director level appointments
Patrick Manning – specialism: Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Norwich)
Alishia Marrocco – specialism: Family (Northampton)
Gary Pitt– specialism: Dispute resolution and litigation (Leicester)
Owen Franks – specialism: Commercial property (Northampton)
Jeremy Hyde – specialism: Corporate (Leicester)
Lucy Elianu – specialism: Wills, probate, tax and trusts (Northampton)
Ben Hancox – specialism: Corporate (Leicester)
Danielle Chetwynd – specialism: Corporate/Banking & Finance (Leicester)
Jonathan Parker – specialism: Commercial Property: Social Housing (Norwich)
Bill Trow – specialism: Property Litigation (Manchester)
Miles Barnes – specialism: Corporate and Commercial (Northampton)
Jasmine Mason – specialism: Commercial Property (Leicester)
Senior Associate appointments
Phillippa Summerlee – specialism: Dispute Resolution/Litigation (Norwich)
Graham Jones – specialism: Commercial Property (Milton Keynes)
Joseph Keeping – specialism: Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts (Norwich)
William Taylor – specialism: Corporate (Northampton)
Kiran Vohra – specialism: Commercial Property (Leicester)
Jonathan Mumby – specialism: Employment (Cambridge)
Paula Cole – specialism: Commercial Property (Norwich)
Jean Herring – specialism: Commercial Property (Norwich)
Howes Percival is ranked in the ‘UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For 2022’ and is also ranked 8th Best Law Firms in the country to work for.1. The firm provides a full-service legal offering across a wide range of specialist sectors. For more information visit: https://www.howespercival.com/