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New partner among trio of senior promotions at Howes Percival

Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival has announced three senior promotions in Leicester, including a new partner as it prepares for further growth.  

The promotions span the firm's corporate and commercial, and construction practices. Hannah Steggles has been made a partner in the firm.  Katherine Cereghino has been promoted to the level of director. Lora Moutafova has been made a senior associate. 

Howes Percival has also named a new head of department for its corporate and commercial services.  After more than a decade in the role, Senior partner, Gerald Couldrake, will pass the baton on to Leicester-based Daniel Banton.  Gerald will continue to head Howes Percival's very successful Northampton corporate and commercial team and support Daniel in his new role. The firm also confirmed that it is continuing its recruitment drive to bolster its commercial offering still further. 

Commenting on the promotions, Geraint Davies, a Partner at Howes Percival said,

"Congratulations to everyone on their promotions - which acknowledge the hard work, dedication and invaluable contribution these individuals have made, both in their respective practice areas and to the firm overall.  At Howes Percival, we are committed to investing and developing our people, and giving them opportunities to develop their career with the firm. So, I'm particularly delighted for Hannah and Lora who started their law careers with us as trainees. 

"Corporate and commercial work is a core specialism for the firm and has grown considerably in recent years. We're hugely grateful to Gerald who has overseen a significant increase in the number, quality and size of deals and led the recent investment in the recruitment of senior level experts.  This work will continue under Daniel's leadership as we look to grow and develop our corporate offering further."        

Partner Promotion 

Hannah Steggles - Specialism: intellectual property law

Hannah advises clients on all aspects of UK and European intellectual property law. While her focus is on contentious matters, she is highly experienced in non-contentious matters. She is also a member of Howes Percival's data protection team.  Hannah trained at Howes Percival, qualifying into the litigation team, she has since developed a complete intellectual property practice. 

Director Level Appointment

Katherine Cereghino - corporate, commercial and banking. 

Senior Associate Promotion

Lora Moutafova - construction. 

Howes Percival provides a full-service legal offering across a wide range of specialist sectors: https://www.howespercival.com/sectors/ 

Picture: Hannah Steggles


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