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Howes Percival LLP

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Tessa Haskey

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Howes Percival LLP

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Banking and property.


Tessa is a partner and her specialisms include landlord and tenant, sales and purchases of commercial property and banking work. She negotiates leases, mainly for owners of commercial property portfolios, and advises on landlord and tenant legislation. Tessa acts for banks and private lenders in relation to their property work. She deals with sales and purchases of commercial land and buildings; including advising on overage and clawback and Stamp Duty Land Tax issues. Having worked in industry herself, Tessa has a good understanding of how businesses operate, and is aware of the commercial pressures on business clients.


Leathes Prior 1994-96; Industry 1996-98; assistant solicitor Howes Percival 1998; associate Howes Percival 2002; partner Howes Percival 2004.


Danish (basic), French.


University of East Anglia (1993); Nottingham Law School (1994).


Ashtanga yoga, sailing.

East Anglia: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Tessa Haskey - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Banking and finance

At Howes Percival LLP¬†'the service is exceptional, with a quick turnaround even on matters of complexity; the advice is pragmatic and not of the "ivory tower‚ÄĚ academic variety which has little relevance to the needs of the business client'. One client remarks that 'the firm is good value for money, particularly compared with other ‚Äúbig-hitters‚ÄĚ in the region'. Another says 'I rate them higher and consistently better than other local firms for property-related bank lending'. Commercial property partner Joanna Nicholls¬†and corporate partner Robert Colman¬†lead the practice, which focuses heavily on real estate finance. Nicholls is 'the epitome of quiet competence'¬†and property specialist¬†Tessa Haskey¬†is 'readily approachable and confident'. Steven Beach¬†is also recommended for advising banks and private lenders on property security matters. A recent highlight saw Haskey advise Svenska Handelsbanken on the grant of a development loan facility for two sites. She also acted for R Q Capital Limited, Winterton Capital Limited and Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited in securing a development loan.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Norwich

Within: Leading individuals

Tessa Haskey - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Commercial property: Norwich

Howes Percival LLP¬†is praised for its¬†'strong business approach ‚Äď quietly efficient, providing excellent advice appropriate to the situation and good value for money'. The practice handles major residential and commercial development projects, investment portfolio matters, property finance and renewable energy projects, and it has specific expertise in sectors such as leisure, tourism, education, healthcare and automotive. The firms ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äė partners include practice head and firm chair¬†Tessa Haskey, who has ‚Äėa readily approachable and confident manner', and the 'calm and confident'¬†Joanna Nicholls. Haskey acted for¬†Norse Development Company and International Aviation Academy on the letting of the academy to various users including a¬†¬†helicopter manufacturer and the local air ambulance service.¬†Tracey Hughes¬†is a leading light in¬†complex development matters. For¬†Heritage Developments, she handled a ¬£5m site acquisition for residential development. Directors¬†Nicola Curle¬†and¬†Alice Liddle¬†are recommended for advice on residential development and the drafting of complex contracts respectively.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Howes Percival LLP’s key areas of expertise are strategic land acquisitions and disposals, including for investment funds, portfolio secured lending and refinancing work, residential and commercial development, and landlord and tenant work. While practice head Tessa Haskey is based in Norwich, Lucy Lord in Northampton and Leicester advisers Nicholas James and Stuart Burns form a solid East Midlands offering. Lord recently led advice for Mulberry Property Developments on the development and subsequent sales of six residential sites, including one at London Road, Bicester. The practice also acted for Winrise One on the land acquisition and development funding for a student apartment block. Other clients include Persimmon Homes and Henderson UK Property Fund.

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