Paul Wootton > Howes Percival LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property


Paul is head of the Howes Percival Planning Team, a member of the Law Society’s Planning and Environmental Law Committee and advises on all aspects of planning and compulsory purchase law

Paul acts for public and private sector clients and has advised on some of the largest regeneration projects in Great Britain. When at Eversheds LLP he was the head of both the Planning and Energy and Natural Resources teams


015 – Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner

2002 – 2014: Eversheds LLP, Partner

1997 – 2002: Eversheds LLP, Solicitor

1992 – 1997: Hewitsons, Trainee Solicitor then Solicitor


1991 – 1992: College of Law London

1991: Graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Environment & planning

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Paul Wootton

Howes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP in Norwich is regularly instructed to act in the negotiation of complex planning obligations and, in 2018, these included a number of planning obligations related to substantial urban extensions, as well as numerous successful planning appeals. Paul Wootton leads the planning practice and is also head of the firm’s development sector group. He primarily advises on large-scale residential development schemes. Newly promoted director Jay Mehta frequently assists developers, promoters and local planning authorities with the defence of judicial review challenges. The environmental practice is led form Leicester but solicitor Phillippa Summerlee in Norwich handles contentious matters.