Michael Green > Howes Percival LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Michael has over 20 years experience of dealing with large complex commercial disputes with a particular emphasis on company/shareholder disputes, warranty claims, partnership advice, restraint of trade, technology claims, contract disputes, contentious probate and insolvency. He is a full member of the Association for British Recovery Professionals (R3), ACTAPS and sits as a part time Judge on the South East Circuit.

Michael joined the firm from Weightmans London office where he headed the Disputes team and was national head of Restructuring/Insolvency.


2017- present: Partner, Howes Percival

2005 – 2017: Partner, Weightmans

2003 – 2005: Partner, Hegarty LLP

1997-2003: Trainee / Solicitor, Hegarty LLP

1996-1997: Paralegal, Hammond Suddards (now Squire Patton Boggs) 


1990 – 1993 University of Reading

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Norwich

Howes Percival LLP has a well-established litigation practice in Norwich that frequently handles high-value, urgent, complex and high-profile matters both in the UK and overseas. Michael Green, who splits his time between Norwich and Cambridge, now leads the practice following the departure of Alison Kirby to a non-legal role. Director Gordon Simpson handles a broad palette of litigation work but has particular expertise in cases in the energy sector.

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Cambridge

(Leading individuals)

Michael GreenHowes Percival LLP

A powerful regional practice with first-class London quality and superb value for money,‘ is how one client describes Howes Percival LLP. The firm’s Cambridge office has grown its litigation capability since the practice was created four years ago, bringing more regional, national and international cases including contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes. The ‘extremely astute, commercial and unflappable‘ Michael Green leads a practice that is praised for its ‘active, hands-on partner engagement and excellent associates‘. Director Victoria Sandell is ‘bright, incredibly hard-working and efficient‘.

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Howes Percival LLP provides advice that is ‘clear and easy to understand‘. The firm’s strength in insolvency work gives it the experience to advise corporate clients on complex, high-value and high-profile debt recovery matters, including fraud recovery matters, asset tracing and urgent injunctive relief to freeze assets for recovery. Michael Green in Cambridge and, in Norwich Morris Peacock and director Gordon Simpson are the main contacts. They frequently act for clients in the insolvency, education, professional services, agriculture, retail, automotive, construction, energy and tourism sectors. Former practice head Alison Kirby joined a litigation funder.

East Anglia > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Howes Percival LLP is one of only five firms on the UK’s Insolvency Service Panel, as part of which it conducts complex public interest winding up matters, often involving large-scale frauds, and directors disqualification matters. It also leads on insolvency work through its appointment to the Crown Commercial Services legal panel. It also receives high-value corporate and personal insolvency litigation instructions from regional and national insolvency practices. In Cambridge, Michael Green has many years of experience in the restructuring and insolvency sphere, while in Norwich, Morris PeacockWilliam Shirley and senior associate Patrick Manning act for the Insolvency Service.