Howes Percival expands East of England corporate team
Howes Percival has boosted its Corporate Law 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.”