Tessa Haskey > Howes Percival LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Banking and property.


Tessa is a partner and her specialisms include landlord and tenant, sales and purchases of commercial property and banking work. She negotiates leases, mainly for owners of commercial property portfolios, and advises on landlord and tenant legislation. Tessa acts for banks and private lenders in relation to their property work. She deals with sales and purchases of commercial land and buildings; including advising on overage and clawback and Stamp Duty Land Tax issues. Having worked in industry herself, Tessa has a good understanding of how businesses operate, and is aware of the commercial pressures on business clients.


Leathes Prior 1994-96; Industry 1996-98; assistant solicitor Howes Percival 1998; associate Howes Percival 2002; partner Howes Percival 2004.


Danish (basic), French.


University of East Anglia (1993); Nottingham Law School (1994).


Ashtanga yoga, sailing.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Finance > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Tessa HaskeyHowes Percival LLP

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich

(Hall of Fame)

Tessa HaskeyHowes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP has ‘a pragmatic and responsive practice with a good range of specialisms‘. ‘We have valued the trouble the people we have worked with have taken to understand our business and its idiosyncracies‘, remarks one client. The firm is active across the whole waterfront of commercial property, with particular expertise in residential and commercial development, investment portfolio management, property finance and projects in the energy, leisure and tourism sectors. Real estate finance specialist Tessa Haskey leads the practice, which has a strong team in Norwich. Joanna Nicholls is adept in development, landlord and tenant and investment work; Nicola Curle in transactions for public sector clients, among them education institutions and local authorities; and Christopher Cubitt  in residential development projects, strategic land deals, and complex land acquisitions. Tracey Hughes  retired from the practice in 2022.