Gordon Simpson > Howes Percival LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution and Litigation


Gordon has over 20 years experience of handling contentious disputes. He has the technical expertise to handle complicated and high value commercial claims through to trial, but combines this with a flexible approach to look for practical and cost effective solutions.

After several years working in Manchester, Gordon was head of a litigation team in Norfolk before joining our commercial litigation team in Norwich. Gordon likes to develop strong business relationships with clients, to help them through the litigation process and identify ways to avoid litigation in the future.


  • 2022 – Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner
  • 2016 – 2022: Howes Percival LLP, Director
  • 2015 – 2016: Howes Percival LLP, Associate Solicitor
  • 2014 – 2015: Howes Percival LLP, Solicitor
  • 2013 – 2014: Minster Law, Solicitor
  • 2007 – 2012: Hayes + Storr, Partner
  • 2005 – 2007: Hayes + Storr, Solicitor
  • 2003 – 2005: Halliwells LLP, Solicitor
  • 1999 – 2003: Elliotts, Solicitor
  • 1997 – 1999: Roebucks, Solicitor

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

The ‘professional, polite and efficient‘ debt recovery team at Howes Percival LLP handles high-value and complex matters, partly through its role on the Crown Commercial Services Panel, which sees it act for The Insolvency Service. Morris Peacock, the ‘very helpful, informative’ Norwich-based Gordon Simpson, and Cambridge-based litigation specialist Michael Green are the practice heads. Peacock acted for The Insolvency Service in the investigation into the failure of BHS Limited and connected companies whilst Simpson notably assisted Bures Farm Partners in contentious debt recovery matters to secure £250,000. William Shirley in Norwich also plays a key role in the practice.

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Norwich

(Next Generation Partners)

Gordon SimpsonHowes Percival LLP

The Norwich office of Howes Percival LLP plays a key role in the firm-wide litigation practice, which is described as ‘highly professional, diligent and committed’. The firm, which has Government Panel status, handles technically complex matters, particularly in the rural and agricultural sector, as well as a broad range of complex commercial disputes. Gordon Simpson is the key lawyer in Norwich; he frequently handles shareholder disputes and is well-regarded for his ability to ‘put clients at ease and adapt to their needs.’