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Howes Percival LLP

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Michaela Henson

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Howes Percival LLP

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Commercial Property


Michaela’s specialisms are land development and promotion, commercial development and site assembly, property investment, landlord and tenant negotiations and advising on commercial property issues for investors, operational businesses, technology companies and charities nationwide.

Michaela started her career at a West End law firm before returning to Cambridge in 1998


2015 Howes Percival LLP Partner Cambridge

2000-2015 Taylor Vinters LLP Partner Cambridge (head of real estate 2005-2013)

1998-2000 Taylor Vinters LLP Associate

1993-1998 Baileys Shaw and Gillett London


1991-1992 Chester College of Law

1988-1991 Law Degree Cambridge University

East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Cambridge

Within: Leading individuals

Michaela Henson - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Commercial property: Cambridge

Howes Percival LLP  has increased its presence in the market and expanded its bench of junior talent to support its highly experienced partners. Jonathan Greenhalgh is the key contact in Cambridge, where Steven Beach is an established name with more than 30 years' experience in the market. Michaela Henson is also a standout partner with more than 20 years’ experience in advising landowners, developers and commercial clients on development, investments, site assembly, and landlord and tenant matters. The firm is active in residential development development projects for clients such as Hill Residential Limited, Laragh House Developments Limited and Enterprise Property Group. It also assists landowners including landed estates and rural businesses with these projects. Turnstone Estates Limited and Artisan (UK) Developments are among its clients for commercial development work. The practice also handles investment portfolio matters and last year Beach advised Cambridge University Endowment Fund on the £7.7m sale of a residential development site at Stanton Cross, Northamptonshire to Bovis Homes Group Limited, which involved both the sale of land and complex security arrangements for the funding of the project. The firm also has specialist expertise in property finance, leisure and tourism projects and property transactions in the education sector.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing

The property team at Howes Percival LLP frequently acts for social housing clients on site acquisition and construction matters. Commercial property partner Simon Murphy leads the multi-disciplinary practice from Cambridge. He calls upon the 'excellent' Michaela Henson, who is highly recommended for development work, Helen Stewart who handles acquisitions for East Cambs Trading Company Limited, solicitor Scott Smith who deals with development and golden brick agreements for Hundred Houses Society Limited, and conveyancer Clare Best who undertakes site acquisitions and plot sales for clients including Luminus Homes. Highly experienced property litigator Jamie Kidd in Norwich is a volunteer board member at Norwich Housing Society and regularly handles contentious matters for the firm's housing association clients.

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