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Howes Percival LLP

Work 01223 791000
5804 Cambridge

Michaela Henson

Work 01223 791019
Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property


Michaela’s specialisms are land development and promotion, commercial development and site assembly, property investment, landlord and tenant negotiations and advising on commercial property issues for investors, operational businesses, technology companies and charities nationwide.

Michaela started her career at a West End law firm before returning to Cambridge in 1998


2015 Howes Percival LLP Partner Cambridge

2000-2015 Taylor Vinters LLP Partner Cambridge (head of real estate 2005-2013)

1998-2000 Taylor Vinters LLP Associate

1993-1998 Baileys Shaw and Gillett London


1991-1992 Chester College of Law

1988-1991 Law Degree Cambridge University

East Anglia: Public sector


Within: Education

Howes Percival LLP joins the ranking this year having handled a growing volume of real estate work for clients in the education sector. Steven Beach and Michaela Henson are highly experienced property partners who act for the firm's growing client base, which includes the University of Cambridge and Norwich University of the Arts. Simon Murphy is recommended for contentious property matters. Nathan Horton leads the firm's academies team, which handles academy conversion and ongoing post-conversion matters. Legal director Nicola Curle handles land disposals for FE colleges.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Cambridge

Within: Leading individuals

Michaela Henson - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Commercial property: Cambridge

Howes Percival LLP has a broad commercial property practice that handles high-value residential development projects for clients such as Hill Residential and commercial development work for the likes of Turnstone Estates, as well as the management of real estate investment portfolios and property finance transactions for major lenders. The firm has niche expertise in key sectors such as tourism, leisure, education, technology and the public sector. It has a group of highly experienced partners in practice head Jonathan Greenhalgh, 30-year market veteran Steven Beach and strategic land specialist Michaela Henson. Director Will Stokes is a rising star.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing

Howes Percival LLP has a multi-disciplinary social housing team led by experienced housing management lawyer  Simon Murphy, who draws upon the expertise of property litigator Jamie Kidd, property development partner Michaela Henson and a large pool of conveyancing, planning and construction talent. The firm has strong relationships with all of the East Anglian Registered Providers operating in Cambridge and frequently handles golden brick agreements, development purchases and site assembly matters.

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