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Howes Percival LLP

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Rob is a specialist regulatory lawyer who advises companies and individuals on a wide range of regulatory issues. He has extensive experience of representing clients under investigation by enforcing authorities including the HSE, CQC, Environment Agency, Police and Fire Authorities. He also appears regularly before the Coroners court in relation to fatal accidents.

A former prosecutor with the Serious Fraud Office, he not only has an in depth understanding of the approach of regulators, but has managed large complex cases and undertaken numerous internal investigations into fraud, corruption and whistleblowing allegations.

Rob has lectured frequently on issues such as health and safety, director’s duties, crisis management and corporate compliance. In 2011 he was invited to speak at Washington University on the impact of the UK Bribery Act as part of an international panel of anti-corruption experts.


  • 2021 – Present: Howes Percival LLP – Partner
  • 2019 – 2021 – Howes Percival LLP – Director
  • 2014 – 2019 Walker Morris LLP – Director
  • 2011 – 2014 Greenwoods Solicitors LLP – Associate Director
  • 2008 – 2011 Greenwoods Solicitors LLP – Senior Associate
  • 2003 – 2008 Serious Fraud Office – G7 Investigative Lawyer
  • 2002 – 2003 Magrath & Co, Mayfair – Solicitor
  • 2000 – 2002 Roger Terrell & Co – Solicitor

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East Anglia > Employment > Health and safety

(Leading individuals)

Robert StarrHowes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP‘s Cambridge office has ‘a niche health and safety practice providing all round excellent client care and advice‘. Led from Leicester but acting for clients across the firm’s office network, the group assists clients in numerous sectors, among them construction, manufacturing, healthcare and education, and it is especially well known for its work on behalf of companies in the minerals and extractives sector. The firm frequently advises health and safety professionals, and also provides in-house services to facilitate compliance and defence work. Robert Starr is the key partner in Cambridge. He is ‘a household name in the health and safety world and always goes that extra mile bringing a commercial, practical and real-world approach to his work‘.