Stuart Burns > Howes Percival LLP > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP
LE19 1DX

Work Department

Commercial Property


Stuart has wide experience of all aspects of commercial property, including freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, commercial and residential development, property finance and pension related matters, acting for both seller and buyer and landlord and tenant. He also has experience in dealing with the property elements of commercial transactions, both on company and asset sales and purchases.

Stuart acts for a variety of clients, from local landowners and individuals to property development companies, investors, national retail companies and funds.


2015 Howes Percival LLP, Partner

2010 – 2015 Howes Percival LLP, Associate

2005-2010 Howes Percival LLP, Assistant

2003-2005 Howes Percival LLP, Trainee Solicitor


2002-2003 Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course

2001-2002 Nottingham Law School, Postgraduate Diploma in Law

2001 Graduated University of Nottingham, Chemistry BSc (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Howes Percival LLP provides a comprehensive offering of legal services in regard to commercial property matters. The ‘professional, efficient and cost effective’ team, which includes investment transaction focused Stuart Burns in Leicester, advises on disposals and acquisitions for investment funds, property finance matters, commercial and residential developments as well as landlord and tenant issues. ‘Ultra commercial’ head of the Leicester office Nicholas James specialises in land acquisitions, collaborations and large scale investment transactions. Northampton-based Lucy Lord  ‘provides timely, expert and pragmatic advice’ with a focus on land acquisitions, site set-up and plot sales, including housing association disposals. Clients feel that the team is ‘excellent at the balance between legal detail and deal commerciality’.