Nathan Horton > Howes Percival LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Banking, commercial contracts, corporate finance.


Nathan is a partner and an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and corporate reorgansiations. Nathan also advises in relation to partnerships/LLPs and corporate banking arrangements. Having worked in London and Asia and spent time on secondment as in-house counsel, Nathan has considerable experience in helping clients achieve their commercial goals. A key aspect of Nathan’s role is to be the first point of contact for clients so to ensure that client’s needs are at the heart of what the firm does and that it delivers its advice clearly, on time and for the costs that have been agreed.


Ashursts 1994-2000; Eversheds LLP 2000-05; Mills & Reeve LLP 2005-07; Hatch Brenner LLP 2007-13; Howes Percival 2013 to date.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Norwich

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Nathan Horton

Howes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP has ‘a strong team that responds rapidly to both the clients’ and fellow professionals’ needs in complex and pressured situations‘. Practice head Nathan Horton frequently acts for owner-managed businesses across a range of sectors in sales and acquisitions, reorganisations and shareholder or investment agreements. A client remarks that the firm has ‘a refreshing and practical approach‘ to multimillion-pound deals, which in 2018 included the high-profile sale of Aspall Cyder to Molson Coors.

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

Howes Percival LLP continued to grow its client base in 2018, notably among owner-managed and family-owned businesses. It focuses predominantly on corporate acquisitions, reorganisations and commercial work. Lead partner Nathan Horton, who works between the Cambridge and Norwich offices, draws on expertise in the firm’s other offices to service the needs of clients in the local market, as well as his own in-depth knowledge of acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, shareholder and investment agreements and corporate reorganisations across a range of industry sectors.

East Anglia > Public sector > Education

Howes Percival LLP joins the ranking this year having handled a growing volume of real estate work for clients in the education sector. Steven Beach and Michaela Henson are highly experienced property partners who act for the firm’s growing client base, which includes the University of Cambridge and Norwich University of the Arts. Simon Murphy is recommended for contentious property matters. Nathan Horton leads the firm’s academies team, which handles academy conversion and ongoing post-conversion matters. Legal director Nicola Curle handles land disposals for FE colleges.