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Howes Percival LLP

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Michael Green

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Howes Percival LLP

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Dispute Resolution


Michael has over 20 years experience of dealing with large complex commercial disputes with a particular emphasis on company/shareholder disputes, warranty claims, partnership advice, restraint of trade, technology claims, contract disputes, contentious probate and insolvency. He is a full member of the Association for British Recovery Professionals (R3), ACTAPS and sits as a part time Judge on the South East Circuit.

Michael joined the firm from Weightmans London office where he headed the Disputes team and was national head of Restructuring/Insolvency.


2017- present: Partner, Howes Percival

2005 – 2017: Partner, Weightmans

2003 – 2005: Partner, Hegarty LLP

1997-2003: Trainee / Solicitor, Hegarty LLP

1996-1997: Paralegal, Hammond Suddards (now Squire Patton Boggs) 


1990 – 1993 University of Reading

East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Within: Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Howes Percival LLP¬†recruited a new litigation partner to build up its commercial litigation offering in Cambridge. Michael Green, who was previously head of the London disputes team and national head of restructuring and insolvency at Weightmans LLP, has more than 20 years' experience in commercial disputes. His practice has an¬†emphasis on company and shareholder disputes, warranty claims, partnership advice, restraint of trade matters, technology claims and contract disputes, alongside his insolvency litigation work. His growing caseload included acting for motor industry franchise Bowker BMW in a ¬£1.4m compensation claim against¬†against a utility company arising from statutory works. He is currently advising Frampton Worldwide Ltd on a ¬£500,000 technology claim¬†against a large bakery customer relating to the design, manufacture and supply of an industrial food line. The¬†‚Äėresponsive and business-minded‚Äė¬†Victoria Sandell¬†¬†joined the team from Taylor Vinters.

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East Anglia: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Howes Percival LLP 'ranks among the top firms in this area', according to one client. 'Without doubt one of the best insolvency law firms in the country', remarks one barrister who adds that 'it is the "go-to" firm in the area'. Alison Kirby advises both corporate and government clients and is 'not only a highly-skilled and experienced insolvency litigator, but also has a commitment to clients which is rarely seen, going far beyond what is expected'. 'Tactically astute' insolvency and directors disqualification specialist Morris Peacock is 'adept at commercial litigation and is very tactically aware; he is always in tune with clients’ considerations'. He acted for the Insolvency Service in certification proceedings against Dominic Chappell following the failure of BHS. Michael Green recently acted for Peters Elworthy & Moore as trustee in the liquidation of a large warehousing group. Director William Shirley, who has more than 13 years' experience in acting for government departments,  is 'an experienced commercial litigator who is particularly skilled at drafting with a good eye for detail; he also has a very client-focussed and commercial approach'. Associate Patrick Manning is 'particularly experienced in litigation concerning government matters such as applications by the Official Receiver and HMRC'.

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East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge

Howes Percival LLP joins the ranking now that private client associate Amy Wallhead , who joined from Hewitsons, is permanently based in the Cambridge office. Wallhead specialises in the drafting of wills, Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning, administering estates, and Deeds of Variation. She worked with litigation partner Michael Green  on a case involving the estate of a deceased bankrupt that included locating deeds for unregistered properties. In another complex matter, she advised an elderly client on rewriting her will after one of her children set up lasting power of attorney and withdrew large sums from her bank accounts. The firm is known for high-quality, bespoke tax and estate planning advice for high-net-worth individuals and for advice on family ownership and business relief matters for its large agricultural client base.

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