Howes Percival has been recommended for 20 different practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms – and awarded top tier ranking in 12 different legal specialisms.
Howes Percival has achieved top tier rankings for:
- Corporate and Commercial
- Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation
- Dispute Resolution – Debt Recovery
- Finance - Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
- Human Resources - Employment
- Human Resources – Health and Safety
- Private Client – Agriculture and Estates
- Private Client - Tax, Trusts and Probate
- Real Estate - Commercial Property
- Real Estate – Environment & Planning
- Real Estate - Property litigation
- Technology, Media & Telecoms - Intellectual Property
In addition, eight further Howes Percival specialisms are recommended in the guide; Banking and Finance, Charities and Not for Profit, Construction, Family, Education, IT and Telecoms, Media and Entertainment and Social Housing.
Earlier this year, Howes Percival reported that turnover exceeded £21m in the financial year ending May 2019, up 5.1% on the previous year. The firm anticipates that by May 2020 it will have reached its target, set in 2014, to increase turnover from £15m to £25m.
Howes Percival has made significant investments during the last 12 months, boosting the total number of lawyers to over 160 across the six offices, adding to its expertise in several key areas including Corporate and Commercial.
The last 12 months have also seen two further Government legal panel appointments for Howes Percival. In April 2019, the firm was re-appointed to The Insolvency Service’s £16m legal panel for England, Wales and Scotland, for a further two-year period. Howes Percival has worked for the Insolvency Service for over 20 years and is currently conducting disqualification proceedings relating to the failure of BHS and connected companies.
In September 2018, the firm was appointed to the Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Full-Service panel for England and Wales, as part of a consortium.
Commenting on the firm’s rankings Howes Percival’s chairman, Tessa Haskey said;
“This is a another really excellent set of rankings and recommendations and they reflect the hard work put in across the firm by our amazing team. We’ve brought a lot of new faces into the firm in recent years and we can see the results coming through now, not only in the strength of the recommendations in this year’s Legal 500, but also in terms of new instructions and growth.
“At Howes Percival, we believe in providing bespoke, personal service and quality commercial advice. It is an approach that relies on our experts making the time to sit alongside clients and work through the challenges. It is something clients really value, and that feedback comes through in the Legal 500 recommendations.”
Howes Percival’s six offices serve clients nationwide ranging from Government departments, international brands and household names such as Microsoft, the University of Cambridge and leading pub operator and independent brewer Marston’s, to family businesses and high-net worth individuals and directors.
The Legal 500 is widely regarded as the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms, it recommends firms and lawyers based on independent research, interviews and client feedback.
Full details of Howes Percival’s rankings can be found on the Legal 500 website.