Matthew Thompson > Howes Percival LLP > Northampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Corporate, Commercial & Banking



Matthew is a Partner in our Corporate, Commercial and Banking team. Matthew provides advice on a broad range of corporate matters (including corporate deals of various sizes and restructurings), commercial matters (including commercial contracts, standard terms and conditions and franchising), loan agreements, and refinancing transactions.

Matthew qualified into the Corporate and Commercial department at Howes Percival in September 2014 after successfully completing his training contract with the firm. Matthew is based in the Northampton office.


  • 2021 – Present Howes Percival LLP, Partner
  • 2019 – 2021 Howes Percival LLP, Director
  • 2017 – 2019 Howes Percival LLP, Senior Associate
  • 2014 – Howes Percival LLP, Associate
  • 2012 – 2014 Howes Percival LLP, Trainee Solicitor
  • 2011 – 2012 Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course
  • 2008 – 2011 Durham University, Law LLB

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in East Midlands

Howes Percival LLP continues to invest and grow its corporate and commercial practice, recruiting Leicester-based Paula Dumbill from Browne Jacobson LLP in June 2021 to head its commercial practice. Matthew Thompson was also promoted to lead its Northampton corporate team and the team has also added a number of senior associates to further bolster its bench strength in M&A, commercial contracts and technology. Other key sectors include automotive, food and drink, healthcare and manufacturing. Jahid Ali heads the corporate department, specialising in venture capital and private equity transactions while Oliver Brookshaw is experienced in public company work. Gerald Couldrake is another key Northampton-based partner.