What people say about us
"Howes Percival LLP 'is simply fantastic; response times are always excellent, its understanding of the client's business is always spot on, and advice always meets clients' needs'... Paula Bailey heads the team which, in Milton Keynes, includes Simon DeMaid, who 'always understands clients' needs, explains the risks behind each decision and does everything in his power to mitigate those risks'."
"Howes Percival LLP’s team handles a range of matters, from redundancy, restructuring and TUPE processes to multi-party claims and discrimination disputes. Restrictive covenant enforcement and the negotiation and management of senior executive exits are other areas of focus. The group's clients primarily consist of private sector companies, although it is also adept at advising public sector clients. Practice head Paula Bailey, Graham Irons and director Alex Payton form the heart of the practice, with associate Hannah Pryce providing key support. In recent work, the department assisted Marston’s with TUPE issues related to the client’s acquisition of Charles Wells’ brewery, beer brands, canning and bottling plant, and warehouse facilities. Another highlight was defending Integrated Doorset Solutions in tribunal proceedings regarding TUPE claims brought by over 150 claimants in the context of the acquisition of a number of assets from an administrator. The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Mercedes-Benz and Weatherbys are also clients."
"Leading light Matthew Potter leads the practice from Cambridge and his varied caseload from 2017 included defending an injunction in the High Court arising from restrictive covenants, which settled after a preliminary hearing; pursuing and employment tribunal on behalf of national employer; complex TUPE litigation arising from failure to provide accurate employee information; defending complex discrimination claims on behalf of employers; advising on restructures and changes to term and conditions; and assisting with senior executive exits. Associate Nicola Butterworth in Norwich has 15 years' experience in employment and HR matters, most notably in the leisure and tourism, and energy sectors. She advised the family shareholders of Aspall Cyder Limited on issues arising from its sale to a foreign company."
- The Legal 500 (Ranked Tier 1 for Employment)