Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has expanded its Milton Keynes office with the appointment of Rachel McCullough as an associate in its corporate and commercial team. Rachel was previously at Henmans Solicitors.
Rachel advises on a full range of corporate and commercial issues including commercial contracts (supply of goods and services, manufacturing, franchise, agency and distribution), governance and structure, commercial risk management, due diligence, commercial structure arrangements with third parties, partnership, collaboration and joint venture arrangements, business purchases and bespoke and transactional arrangements.
Howes Percival’s corporate team has reported a significant increase in new instructions of late. Earlier this year, the team played a key role in the sale of cider maker Aspall to American brewing giant, Molson Coors and advised Mazars Financial Planning on the acquisition of chartered financial planning firm, RCL Consultancy Limited. The firm also completed a series of transactions in the refinancing sector with a total deal value in excess of £200 million.
Commenting on the appointment, Edward Lee, a partner in Howes Percival’s corporate and commercial team said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Rachel to Howes Percival, she is extremely experienced at advising on all aspects of corporate and commercial work and her expertise will be invaluable to our growing list of clients.”
“The corporate and commercial team is flying at the moment and has had a tremendous couple of years with a notable increase in the volume and quality of new instructions. We’re still seeing the significant deal flow from both UK and international intermediaries and clients. The increase in the quality of work is an endorsement of the investment we’ve made in our corporate team and our ability to work across offices to deliver the best service for clients.”
Howes Percival’s Milton Keynes office provides a full-service legal offering. In addition to corporate and commercial, the office specialises in IP/IT work, employment law, commercial property, property litigation and high net worth family and private client work.