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

Howes Percival LLP is best known for its work for government departments, including Official Receivers, and it is on the Crown Commercial Services Panel. This work encompasses fraud recovery matters, asset tracing and urgent injunctive relief to freeze assets for recovery. It continues to assist major companies with recovering unpaid invoices, and frequently conducts enforcement actions in court. The lead partners are insolvency specialists Michael Green in Cambridge and Morris Peacock in Norwich. Peacock leads the firm’s work for the Insolvency Service, working closely with William Shirley. Litigator Gordon Simpson is another key name.

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Norwich

(Next Generation Partners)

Gordon SimpsonHowes Percival LLP

The litigation practice at Howes Percival LLP is ‘approachable, understanding of the situation, knowledgable in their field‘. Practice head Michael Green splits his time between Norwich and Cambridge, leading the firm’s work in large and complex commercial disputes with a particular emphasis on company and shareholder disputes, warranty claims, partnership advice, restraint of trade matters, technology claims, and contractual disputes. He advised a large farming business on a £50m shareholder dispute. Director Gordon Simpson is ‘patient and thorough in his explanations and advice, and his experience in his field was evident as he could almost predict what the other side would be doing‘, according to one client.