Michaela Henson > Howes Percival LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property


Michaela’s specialisms are land development and promotion, commercial development and site assembly, property investment, landlord and tenant negotiations and advising on commercial property issues for investors, operational businesses, technology companies and charities nationwide.

Michaela started her career at a West End law firm before returning to Cambridge in 1998


2015 Howes Percival LLP Partner Cambridge

2000-2015 Taylor Vinters LLP Partner Cambridge (head of real estate 2005-2013)

1998-2000 Taylor Vinters LLP Associate

1993-1998 Baileys Shaw and Gillett London


1991-1992 Chester College of Law

1988-1991 Law Degree Cambridge University

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Public sector > Public sector

Howes Percival LLP has a growing education and healthcare practice that advises on corporate, employment, insolvency, property, construction, commercial contract and data protection matters. In Norwich, insolvency specialist Morris Peacock and new hire from Browne Jacobson LLP, Oliver Pritchard, who has a national reputation in healthcare matters, are key partners. Up-and-coming name Nicola Curle frequently acts for FE institutions in surplus land disposals and development projects including new student accommodation developments. In Cambridge, Michaela Henson is a leading adviser on commercial developments and site assembly work, Simon Murphy handles contentious property issues for Cambridge University, and Steven Beach advises on investment property transactions.

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Cambridge

(Leading individuals)

Michaela HensonHowes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP provides ‘personal, friendly service and professional, pragmatic advice‘. The firm has a broad practice that encompasses major residential development projects, commercial developments, property investment portfolio management, property finance, and leases and acquisitions in key sectors such as energy, leisure and tourism. Michaela Henson and Jonathan Greenhalgh lead the Cambridge property team, supported by experienced partner Steven Beach. Legal director Elizabeth Thomas is praised for her ‘enthusiasm, tenacity and professionalism‘ in landlord and tenant matters.

East Anglia > Real estate > Social housing

The Norwich and Cambridge offices of Howes Percival LLP offer in-depth knowledge of property transactions, development projects, regulatory matters and property litigation. Lead partner Simon Murphy in Cambridge handles contentious property issues encompassing residential, commercial and agricultural land. He works closely with property development partner Michaela Henson, who has long experience in acting for RPs, and senior associate Scott Smith, who has expertise in leasehold, transfer of engagements and shared ownership matters.