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Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property


Estelle is a specialist social housing solicitor who advises registered providers/housing associations, their subsidiaries, local authorities and developers on all aspects of affordable housing acquisition, development and disposal.

She has gained broad experience in commercial property over 20 years of practice, acting for institutional landlords, real estate funds, Transport for London, NHS trusts, and national retailers before specialising more recently in social housing. Estelle acts on land led and S106 acquisitions advises on planning agreements and variations, easements, shared ownership site site-up and sales.

Estelle is ranked as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500. She delivers training on topical issues in social housing and has co-hosted a Lexis-Nexis webinar on shared ownership.


2017 – 2021 – Spire Solicitors LLP – Partner
2008 – 2017 – Aviva – Senior Counsel
2005 – 2008 – Eversheds – Asssociate
2002 – 2005 – Baker & McKenzie – Associate
2000 – 2002 – Howard Kennedy – Solicitor



Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Social housing

(Leading individuals)

Estelle Corner – Howes Percival LLP

Known for providing ‘practical and pragmatic’ advice, the team at Howes Percival LLP is adept at advising on service charges, regularly assisting housing associations and charities. In Norwich, practice co-head Estelle Corner focuses on development and property transactions, and in Cambridge co-head Simon Murphy specialises in housing management matters. Michaela Henson in Cambridge, frequently acts for Hundred Houses Society and Accent Group in real estate matters. Senior associate Jonathan Parker, who has extensive experience in section 106 allocated affordable housing matters, joined the Norwich office from Birketts LLP; and associate Katie Reading joined from Spire Solicitors LLP in April 2023.

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich

Howes Percival LLP has ‘good commercial experience’, particularly in relation to investment portfolios. The firm has a well rounded practice that handles residential development projects for national housebuilders, and commercial development for local authorities and developers. Additionally, the team is adept at assisting with real estate investment portfolio management, property finance issues, and energy projects. Real estate finance specialist Tessa Haskey leads the practice; head of leisure and tourism Joanna Nicholls handles development, landlord and tenant and investment work; Nicola Curle ‘provides commercial and high-quality advice on development matters‘; Christopher Cubitt focuses on residential development projects; and Estelle Corner deals with social housing transactions.