Nicholas James > Howes Percival LLP > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP
LE19 1DX

Work Department



Nick is a partner who specialises in commercial property law with particular expertise in advising developer clients on the acquisition and disposal of residential development and commercial land, landowner consortium agreements for the acquisition or disposal of land, option and promotional agreements. In addition to development work, Nick also acts on the acquisition and disposal of large investment portfolios. Numbering national and regional companies amongst his clients, Nick enjoys the challenge that the work brings, and the close involvement with the individuals at his client companies.


Associate Roythornes LLP 2003-05; partner Fishers Solicitors 2005-09; partner Howes Percival LLP 2009 to date.


Law Society; Country Landowners & Business Association.


Manor House School; East London Polytechnic (BSc Hons Land Admin); Staffordshire University (CPE; LPC commendation).


Married with two children; enjoys outdoor activities and country pursuits.

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’.