Law firm, Howes Percival, has made five senior promotions across its Leicester and Northampton offices, including two new partners.
Rob Starr and Matthew Thompson, in Northampton, have been made partners in the firm.
Rob has extensive experience of representing clients under investigation by enforcing authorities including the HSE, CQC, Environment Agency, Police and Fire Authorities. He also appears regularly before the Coroners court in relation to fatal accidents.
As a former prosecutor with the Serious Fraud Office, Rob has an in depth understanding of the approach of regulators and has managed large complex cases and undertaken numerous internal investigations into fraud, corruption and whistleblowing allegations.
Matthew specialises in a range of corporate transactional matters including acquisitions and disposals, mergers, investment and private equity based transactions, together with complex and high value corporate reorganisations and restructurings.
He is also experienced in drafting and providing advice on all types of commercial contracts in a variety of sectors. Matthew joined Howes Percival as a trainee in 2012 before qualifying into the Corporate, Commercial and Banking team.
Ben Hancox, Jasmine Mason (from the Leicester office), and Harriet Rogers (from the Northampton office) have been promoted to senior associates.
Commenting on the promotions, Geraint Davies, Howes Percival’s Chairman, said: “Congratulations to everyone on their promotions, which acknowledge the invaluable contribution these individuals have made in their respective practice areas and to the firm overall.
“These promotions also reflect our commitment to nurturing and developing talent within the firm – with two of the five individuals completing their training with Howes Percival.”