Matthew Potter > Howes Percival LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

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Matthew has a wealth of experience in all areas of employment law both litigation and advisory. Matthew provides commercial solutions for employers with particular experience of large scale TUPE transfers in both the private and public sectors; restructures; employment tribunal litigation and High Court injunctions.

Matthew writes and presents frequently on employment law issues providing updates and training to clients.

He recognised by both Chambers and Legal 500 as a leader in his field.

Matthew joined Howes Percival in 2017 as a Partner having previous headed teams in the Eastern Region. In addition to his employment practice, he is also a school governor and trustee of an independent school and a member of the advisory board to a regional theatre company.


2017 – Partner, Howes Percival

2011 – 2017 Partner, Birketts

2000 – 2011 Partner, Ashton Graham.

1996 – 2000 Solicitor, Ashton Graham

1994 – 1996 Trainee, Graham and Oldham

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East Anglia > Employment > Employment

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Matthew PotterHowes Percival LLP

Howes Percival LLP has employment law capability in both its Cambridge and Norwich offices. The practice focuses mainly on Employment Tribunal claims, in which it acts mainly for employers. ‘Highly pragmatic and commercial‘ practice head Matthew Potter in Cambridge has 25 years’ experience, with a particularly strong track record in Employment Tribunal work. He is supported by associates Jonathan Mumby, who frequently acts for senior executives, and Norwich-based Caroline Illing, who focuses predominantly on the automotive sector.