Howes Percival has been awarded top tier rankings in 11 different specialisms in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms.
The firm has undergone unprecedented expansion in the last 18 months, entering the Cambridge market for the first time, completing a major investment in premises and staff in Milton Keynes and moving its teams into new state-of-the-art premises in Norwich and Northampton.
As a result, the number of partners in the firm has increased from 28 to 42 and Howes Percival was named as a finalist in the Regional Law Firm of the Year 2016 category, in The Lawyer Awards.
Howes Percival has achieved top tier rankings from The Legal 500 for:
Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation
Finance - Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
Human Resources - Employment Law
Human Resources – Health and Safety
Private Client – Agriculture and Estates
Private Client - Tax, Trusts and Probate
Real Estate - Commercial Property
Real Estate - Environment
Real Estate - Planning
Real Estate - Property litigation
Technology, Media & Telecoms - Intellectual Property
In total, 17 Howes Percival practice areas are recommended in the guide including Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Finance, Education, Construction, Family, Charities, Contentious trusts and probate, Personal Injury and IT and Telecomms.
12 Howes Percival lawyers are recognised by the legal directory as elite ‘leading individuals’, while a further 34 Howes Percival experts are recommended this year.
Commenting on the firm’s rankings Howes Percival’s chairman, Tessa Haskey said; “It’s another fantastic set of rankings and recommendations to round off a landmark 12 months for the firm. In Milton Keynes and Cambridge we’re now able to provide a genuine legal alternative in two key commercial centres, while in Leicester and Northampton we have strengthened our teams and been involved in some of the largest deals in the region.
“Our core strengths in Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate have again been reflected in the top tier rankings along with our highly regarded Private Client and Human Resources teams. The recommendations across 21 different practice areas show the wide range of services we now offer, as well as the depth of knowledge and expertise available.”
Howes Percival now has six offices across the heartland of England from Manchester to Norwich, and serves clients nationwide - ranging from Government departments to family businesses and high-net worth individuals and directors. By October 2016, all five of the firm’s main offices, including Leicester, Northampton and Norwich, will have moved to new premises.
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.