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29 January, 2020 - 23:11 By Kate Sweeney

Howes Percival expands Corporate law team in the East

Howes Percival has boosted its Corporate team with two new appointments. Oliver Pritchard, a specialist in healthcare and social care, has been appointed as a corporate and commercial partner and Robert Bradshaw as an associate. 

The hires are an important part of Howes Percival's national Corporate, Commercial and Banking (CCB) team's growth strategy. The firm has made a series of eye-catching, senior corporate and banking appointments in recent years, and the CCB team is on track to deliver new business growth of 25 per cent, compared to the previous financial year. 

The recruitment of Oliver and Robert further strengthen Howes Percival's corporate and commercial offering in East Anglia following the recent appointment of Brigitta Naunton from Thomson, Webb and Corfield and Richard Turner from Leathes Prior. 

Pritchard was previously a partner and head of Commercial Health at Browne Jacobson LLP in Nottingham and is relocating back to East Anglia where he grew up. He is a Cambridge University graduate. 

With 20 years' experience as a transactional and advisory corporate lawyer, he is recognised by the 2020 edition of the legal directory ‘Chambers and Partners' as a leading lawyer nationally in the healthcare sector.  

His recent transactions include the sale of Care Fertility Group to Silverfleet Capital, the sale of 4Ways Healthcare to ECI Partners and the merger of Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Robert Bradshaw assists with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including acquisitions and disposals of private companies, shareholder agreements, issues relating to corporate governance and general commercial agreements. He was previously with Holmes and Hills LLP. 

Tessa Haskey, partner and Howes Percival chairman said: "Over the last few years we've invested heavily in our Corporate, Commercial and Banking team and the strategy is paying dividends. 

“We've proved repeatedly that we can be a match for any firm locally or nationally, with deals ranging from the recent acquisition of Broads Tours to the sale of Aspall to Molson Coors Brewing Corporation.

“We're winning an increasing number of new instructions due to our ability to work as a team across offices, as well as the sheer strength and depth of our talent pool." 

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