Oliver Pritchard > Howes Percival LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Corporate, Commercial and Banking




Oliver is a senior corporate lawyer with particular expertise in advising on transactions in the health and social care sector, where he is recognised as a leading lawyer nationally in the Legal 500 (2020 edition). He has a wealth of experience in leading teams of lawyers on corporate transactions and other large scale projects within the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Howes Percival in January 2020, Oliver worked for over 20 years at Browne Jacobson solicitors and was head of the firm’s commercial health team.

  • 2020 – present: Howes Percival, Partner
  • 2012 – 2019: Browne Jacobson, Partner and head of Commercial Health
  • 2008 – 2012: Browne Jacobson, Partner
  • 2000 – 2008: Browne Jacobson, Solicitor
  • 1998 – 2000: Browne Jacobson, Trainee

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Public sector > Public sector

Spanning across four locations, the education and healthcare practice at Howes Percival LLP has extensive expertise covering corporate, employment, construction, commercial contract and data protection mandates. Oliver Pritchard, who joined from Browne Jacobson LLP, has a wealth of expertise handling corporate transactions in the healthcare sector and regularly advises on mergers.Daniel Banton heads up the academies and schools sub-group of the education team and specialises in conversions. The practice also counts an increasing number of universities and colleges as part of its client roster. Other key partners include Mark Davies and Graham Irons.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Cambridge

Howes Percival LLP continues to build the profile of its Cambridge office, with corporate and commercial work a growing feature of its work. Practice head Oliver Pritchard, who works between the Norwich and Cambridge offices and joined in 2020 from Browne Jacobson LLP, brought with him a long track record in the health sector. The firm also hired director Brigitta Naunton in Cambridge from Thomson Webb & Corfield LLP to handle private company M&A, equity investments, corporate reorganisations, joint venture and shareholder arrangements. Nathan Horton, who previously led the practice, left the firm to pursue a career outside the law.