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 > Real estate > Social housing

Howes Percival LLP has a multi-disciplinary social housing team that has strength and depth in property transactions, development work and contentious matters. the firm has a strong following across East Anglia, having advised on numerous golden brick agreements, development purchases and site assembly matters. Housing management specialist Simon Murphy in Cambridge leads the practice, which calls upon property development partner Michaela Henson. In Norwich, property litigator Jamie Kidd and new hire from Leathes Prior Christopher Cubitt, who is a commercial property partner, also act for RPs.

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Cambridge

(Leading individuals)

Michaela HensonHowes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP is ‘responsive and knowledgeable providing concise advice when required‘. The three-partner practice excels in residential and commercial development, property investment and property finance, with particular expertise in the leisure, tourism, education, technology and public sectors. Head of office Jonathan Greenhalgh specialises in complex development work. Steven Beach has more than 30 years’ experience in property investment and development work. Michaela Henson stands out for advice to landowners, developers and commercial clients on commercial and housing development, investments and site assembly. Director Will Stokes acts for landlords and occupiers in the negotiation of high-value building lease agreements.

East Anglia > Public sector > Public sector

Howes Percival LLP provides corporate, employment, property, construction, commercial contracts and data protection advice to clients in the education and healthcare sectors. The firm assists numerous universities and colleges across East Anglia. Steven Beach in Cambridge handles commercial investment property transactions and property development. Strategic land specialist Michaela Henson also plays a key role. Nicola Curle in Norwich advises FE clients on land disposals, development and student accommodation projects. Also in Norwich, new hire Oliver Pritchard from Browne Jacobson LLP has experience in corporate transactions in the healthcare sector.