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, health, social housing and government group brings together experts in corporate, employment, insolvency, property, construction, commercial contracts and data protection. It is ‘knowledgeable, well run and proactive‘, according to clients. Land development partner Michaela Henson in Cambridge and insolvency expert Morris Peacock in Norwich oversee the practice, which includes Norwich-based corporate partner Oliver Pritchard. Peacock acted for the The Insolvency Service/Secretary of State for Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy in potential director disqualification proceedings arising out of the failure of Bell Pottinger LLP. Emerging partner talent Nicola Curle in Norwich is a key adviser on surplus land disposals, enabling developments and student accommodation projects. Planning specialist Jamie Childs provides ‘timely and usually very swift responses‘.

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich

(Leading individuals)

Nicola CurleHowes Percival LLP

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.