Nicola Curle > Howes Percival LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property




Nicola advises landowners and residential developers on conditional contracts, options and overage arrangements. Nicola has expertise in the Education sector. She has acted for numerous Further Education institutions in relation to surplus land disposals, enabling developments and student accommodation projects. Nicola has acted for Care Home providers and other health sector developers procuring assisted living units and retirement housing.

Nicola specialises in development projects. She has acted for house builders, development agencies and landowners on a range of residential and mixed use developments. She also has expertise in advising Academy clients on landlord and tenant matters and development agreements.

  • 2019 – Present Howes Percival LLP, Partner
  • 2015 – 2019 Howes Percival LLP, Director
  • 2014 – 2015 Howes Percival LLP, Associate
  • 2006 – 2014 Eversheds LLP, Associate
  • 2003 – 2006 Shoosmiths LLP, Solicitor
  • 2001 – 2003 Malletts Solicitors, Trainee Solicitor

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Public sector > Public sector

(Next Generation Partners)

Nicola CurleHowes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP‘s education and health practice is ‘well led and professional in all its dealings, ensuring clear, concise and helpful advice is given, and their proactivity and responsiveness are exemplary‘. The firm acts for a growing number of universities and colleges across East Anglia, as well as regional and national care home operators. Land development partner Michaela Henson in Cambridge and, in Norwich, insolvency expert Morris Peacock and healthcare specialist Oliver Pritchard are the practice heads. Also in Norwich, emerging partner talent Nicola Curle frequently handles land disposals, developments and student accommodation projects, and planning specialist Jamie Childs is ‘responsive, calm, speedy, easy to contact and proactive‘. In Cambridge, Steven Beach assists corporate tenants and landlords, higher education bodies and other public sector clients on property matters.

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich

(Leading individuals)

Nicola CurleHowes 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.