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Howes Percival LLP

TERRINGTON HOUSE, 13/15 HILLS ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1NL, ENGLAND
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Work 01223 791000
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5804 Cambridge
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www.howespercival.com

Simon Murphy

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Work 01223 791020
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Howes Percival LLP

Work Department

Property Litigation

Position

Simon advises on contentious property issues encompassing residential, commercial and agricultural land.

Simon spends most of his time advising on asset management issues including possession claims, the forfeiture of leases, dilapidations, service charge disputes and lease interpretation. He also advises on trespass, overage, rights of light, rights of way, adverse possession and enfranchisement.

Simon is based in the Cambridge office.

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 have consistently recognised Simon as a leader in his field commenting he ” is best known for commercial landlord/tenant work for retailers, leisure clients and landed estates”.

Simon is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

Career

November 2015 to date – Partner, Howes Percival

2011- 2015 – Partner and Head of Commercial Property, Taylor Vinters

2008- 2011 – Partner Weightmans (legacy firm Mace & Jones)

2007- 2008 – Partner Blake Morgan

2004- 2007 – Senior Associate DAC Beachcroft

2001 -2004 – Senior Solicitor, Mills & Reeve

1999 -2001 – Solicitor, Solomon Taylor & Shaw

1997-1999 – Trainee Solicitor, Oxford City 


East Anglia: Public sector

Education

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

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Murphy - Howes Percival LLP

Within: Property litigation

Howes Percival LLP has 'one of the best practices in the region and the team is highly experienced in all areas of contentious commercial, residential and agricultural property work'. Simon Murphy and rising star associate Leanne Davis in Cambridge manage large property portfolios and act for both landlords and tenants in contentious matters. They also advise technology and biomedical clients on dilapidations liabilities, including the biochemical and radioactive decontamination of buildings. In Norwich, Jamie Kidd and William Trow focus on land and development issues, which include a growing caseload of leasehold and freehold enfranchisement disputes.

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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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