The Firm

We are a leading commercial law firm and our clients range from individuals and families to global businesses and government departments. We offer a wide range of legal expertise and are constantly investing in new specialisms to ensure that we can offer excellent advice to our clients across all aspects of their business.

We have offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Norwich although our clients are drawn from across the world.  This is because we believe that the most important thing is not where we are but where our clients need us.  That is why we have invested heavily in technology such as high-quality video conferencing facilities to ensure that the most important office is our sixth office – the one that is wherever you need us to be.

Our lawyers are recruited from a variety of backgrounds. Many trained with us, others have come to us from prestigious international and city firms and some have a proven background in industry. This means that our clients are served by an excellent mix of high-quality lawyers with a wide-range of experience and all of whom share a desire to do their best for each client.

We pride ourselves on the professional approach we take in everything we do, delivering excellence as standard.  As a result, we have achieved nationally and internationally recognised accreditation awards including Investors in People, Lexcel Practice Management and ISO 9001:2008.  Achieving these accreditations reflects our focus on quality and our commitment to providing excellent service. 


We recognise that trainees are the future. As such our trainee recruitment programme is extremely important to us. Recruiting and training the right individuals is a priority, after all they will soon be running the firm. As a Howes Percival trainee you will complete four six-month seats, each one in a different department.  During the course of your training you will undertake the Professional Skills Course. Whilst the core modules of the Professional Skills Course are provided by external trainers, the elective modules are all conducted in house allowing them to be tailored to the specific areas of law and specific tasks you are likely to encounter during your training. We find that this tailored approach gives our trainees the very best opportunity to develop and grow into successful lawyers. Click here to find out more.