Steven Beach > Howes Percival LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial property


Steven has over 30 years experience in dealing with a wide range of commercial property transactions. He particularly specialises in acting on commercial investment property transactions and also in the main acting for landowners in relation to potential commercial and residential development schemes including substantial experience in dealing with Collaboration Agreements, Promotion Agreements and Options.


  • 2015 – 2018: Howes Percival LLP, Partner
  • 1989 – 2015: Taylor Vinters, Partner
  • 1983 – 1988: Taylors
  • 1982 – 1982: Guildford College of Law
  • 1982: Graduated from Oxford University



Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Cambridge

(Hall of Fame)

Steven BeachHowes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP‘s Cambridge based practice is replete with talent, not least practice head Michaela Henson, who is regarded as one of the region’s foremost advisers on strategic land development. Jonathan Greenhalgh stands out for his expertise in complex development work, while Steven Beach is an expert in commercial property investment matters. Newly promoted partner Elizabeth Thomas focuses on the education,  commercial investment and development sectors, while ‘extremely helpful and diligent‘ senior associate Scott Smith is a key adviser to occupational clients, property developers and landowners. Clients remark upon ‘good quality all-round team that is always ready to respond to ever-changing client needs’. Susanne Hinde joined from HCR Hewitsons in April 2023.

East Anglia > Finance > Banking and finance

Howes Percival LLP has an ‘approachable and knowledgeable‘ corporate, commercial and banking practice that works in a cohesive manner across its Cambridge and Norwich offices, as well as its sites in Leicester, Milton Keynes and Northampton. In Norwich, practice head Joanna Nicholls is a specialist in real estate finance, as is head of real estate Tessa Haskey, who clients describe as ‘experienced and highly engaging‘. Property partners Steven Beach, who has particular expertise in dealing with security for property development finance, and Michaela Henson in Cambridge also play pivotal roles in finance work. Norwich-based agricultural law partner Katharine Danks advises landowners, landlords, tenants and lenders on secured lending transactions.