Simon Franklin > Howes Percival LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial property


Simon specialises in all aspects of non-contentious construction law from strategic procurement advice to dispute avoidance. The backbone of Simon’s practice is the preparation and negotiation of construction documentation, including building contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties as well as security documents such as bonds and guarantees. Having previously worked in both London and Manchester Simon has considerable experience of working with a number of developers and housebuilders on a wide variety of projects (student accommodation, hospitals, mixed use commercial/retail developments, boutique hotels, urban regeneration schemes and residential refurbishments). Simon also spent a number of years advising national housing associations on the procurement, delivery and maintenance of their affordable housing stock.


  • 2018 – Present: Howes Percival LLP, Director
  • 2017 – 2018: Teacher Stern LLP, Senior Associate
  • 2014 – 2017: Teacher Stern LLP, Solicitor
  • 2010 – 2014: Kuits LLP, Solicitor
  • 2006 – 2010: Trowers and Hamlins LLP, Solicitor
  • 2004 – 2006: Campbell Hooper LLP, Trainee Solicitor

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Construction

Howes Percival LLP has a small construction practice that nevertheless acts for numerous commercial developers, institutional lenders, contractors and consultants. The firm focuses on niche areas such as offshore windfarm projects and cutting-edge waste management developments. Director Simon Franklin in Cambridge is the firm’s only construction practitioner in the region. He acted for Loughborough Town Properties Limited firm in relation to the purchase and development of student accommodation projects for an international client, which included advice on the procurement of the works.