Chris May > Howes Percival LLP > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Howes Percival LLP
LE19 1DX

Work Department

Commercial Property


Chris advises on all aspects of town planning and development law. He has extensive experience in the coordination of development proposals, including student accommodation, motorway service areas and residential development at regeneration sites and greenfield sites, and in the preparation and negotiation of Planning Obligations. Chris also regularly advises on CPO, CIL, enforcement and EIA development. He is a legal associate of the RTPI.

Chris has acted for national housebuilders, leading regional developers, landowners, local authorities and interested parties. As a partner in the Leicester Office, he seeks to build on the strong commercial property base to provide an excellent planning service.


2016 Howes Percival LLP, Partner

2006 – 2016 Shakespeare Martineau (2013 – 2014 as Marrons Shakespeares; 2006 – 2013 as Marrons)


2003 – 2004 College of Law, Birmingham

2003 Graduated from University of Leicester 

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Planning and environment

Howes Percival LLP advises national house builders, land promotors and corporate clients on planning matters including contentious matters, such as judicial reviews and statutory challenges, and is further adept at advising on environmental and habitat issues. Paul Hunt and Chris May are both ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ and ‘can provide assistance across a range of matters including appeals‘. Senior associate Sarah Hollis is another key member of the team. Paul Wootton heads the team from the Norwich office.