Howes Percival recommended for 21 different legal specialisms in The Legal 500

October 6, 2023

89 Howes Percival lawyers mentioned in 2024 guide for their standout contributions to their practices.

The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms – has recommended Howes Percival for 21 different legal specialisms and awarded the firm top tier ranking for 11.

The guide, which is based on independent research, interviews and feedback from clients about the service they receive from firms and lawyers, also recognises the UK’s leading lawyers – 89 Howes Percival lawyers received specific mentions in this year’s directory, an increase of 12 on last year’s report.

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
  • Private Client – Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
  • Real Estate – Commercial Property
  • Real Estate – Environment & Planning
  • Real Estate – Property litigation
  • Real Estate – Social Housing
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms – Intellectual Property

Ten further Howes Percival specialisms are recommended in the guide; Agriculture and Estates, Banking and Finance, Construction, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Family, Licensing, Public Sector, IT and Telecoms, Media and Entertainment and Health and Safety.

The Legal 500 highlights individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence. 26 Howes Percival lawyers are recognised by the legal directory as ‘leading individuals’, with eight Partners achieving ‘Hall of Fame’ status – Paula Bailey (Employment), Steven Beach (Commercial Property), Geraint Davies (Litigation and Insolvency), Gerald Couldrake (Corporate and Commercial), Tessa Haskey (Commercial Property), Michaela Henson (Commercial Property), Graham Irons (Employment) and Matthew Talbot (Intellectual Property).

Howes Percival’s clients range from individuals and families to global businesses and government departments. In August, Howes Percival confirmed it had created 50 new roles in the last two years to meet increased demand for its services.  Over the next two years, the firm plans to continue recruiting across all six offices, creating a further 50 additional new roles, including partners, solicitors and support roles.

Howes Percival’s Chairman, Geraint Davies commented: “This is a fantastic set of rankings and recommendations, and I’m absolutely delighted for the whole team. The results reflect our traditional strengths in corporate and commercial, insolvency and litigation, employment, real estate, IP and private client but also the way we have been able to invest and develop new areas for example in technology and media, regulatory and now social housing – our most recent top tier addition.  We are on a roll, as a firm, growing our market share in all locations, investing in our people and in creating new teams and with a clear plan to grow further over the next two years.”

Full details of Howes Percival’s rankings can be found on The Legal 500 website