Leading regional law firm Howes Percival has expanded its Cambridge real estate team with the appointment of construction law expert,Simon Franklinas a director.
Simon joins the firm from London based Teacher Stern LLP and will head-up the construction team across all Howes Percival’s offices.
Simon specialises in all aspects of non-contentious construction law. He has considerable experience advising on a wide range of projects including hotels, high-end residential refurbishments, multi-million-pound commercial/retail developments, as well as public sector social housing.
Commenting on the appointment, Jonathan Greenhalgh, commercial real estate partner and head of the Cambridge office said:
“Since opening our Cambridge office in 2015, we’ve quickly established ourselves as a major player in the city, and our real estate team is now one of the strongest in the region. Commercial real estate is at the heart of Howes Percival’s national growth strategy and demand for our services in this practice area continues to grow.
“Key to our success has been understanding what our clients want from us and building a team of talented and experienced lawyers to deliver, so I am delighted to welcome Simon to Howes Percival. Having a construction law expert in the Cambridge team is another boost to our offer locallyand nationally. Simon is a well-respected lawyer who brings a great deal of expertise and experience to the firm and our clients.”
Howes Percival acts for many of the biggest household names in real estate, including some of the country’s largest housebuilders, commercial developers and construction firms. From site acquisition and strategic planning to construction contracts and disputes and plot sales, Howes Percival has the legal expertise and in-depth sector knowledge to provide commercial real estate clients with a comprehensive and efficient service, tailored to their needs.