Law team expands to meet growing workload

L-R: Nick Benton and Gurdeep Boparai joined by Hannah Ball, Paula Bailey and Alex Payton at Howes Percival's Leicester office.

The head of Howes Percival’s employment law team says a marked increase in new instructions in the last 12 months is the reason behind a further expansion in its Leicester office. 

The team, which acts for a range of Leicestershire businesses as well as nationally recognised household names such as Welcome Break and leading pub operator and independent brewer, Marston’s, has recruited solicitor Gurdeep Boparai to the team from Weightmans and welcomed back Nick Benton, who has re-joined the firm as an associate from Freeths LLP.   

Paula Bailey, Partner and head of the employment law team at Howes Percival, said: “As our workload continues to expand, I’m delighted to welcome Gurdeep to the team and Nick back to Howes Percival.  Nick is a very respected senior employment lawyer and well known in the Leicester market. His ability to provide practical advice and business solutions is a real asset to clients.”  

Nick Benton has experience in all aspects of employment law including both contentious and non-contentious matters. He advises employer clients in respect of all human resources issues as well as assisting with employment tribunal claims. Nick has a particular interest in employment status and matters which arise for employers in respect of this issue. He has acted for a wide range of businesses including those operating in the financial services and healthcare sectors and clients praise him for his commercial approach.