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Core Specialisms

Howman Solicitors have developed a particular niche in asset finance, asset protection and asset exploitation through our core specialisms.

Asset Finance

Our commercial litigation team has a substantial amount of experience in managing claims arising out of asset finance transactions. We advise funders and related parties in relation to a wide variety of claims including:

  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Quality and fitness for purpose
  • Asset recovery
  • Proceedings against guarantors
  • Insolvency of hirer

Our commercial team has experience in acting for clients in the acquisition/disposal of books of agreements and in the preparation of bespoke documentation for lenders and for end users.

For any enquiries please contact Ian Robertson Gary McGonagle Kate Austen Victoria Keene


Our corporate and commercial property teams have acted across a variety of healthcare transactions including pharmacies, care homes and dental practices.

We have experience in dealing with the various regulatory requirements within this field and our expertise includes due diligence on the healthcare facilities to identify risk areas such as health and safety, regulatory and staffing issues.

For any enquiries please contact Gary McGonagle John O’Connor


Through client recommendation we have developed a client
base of technology companies whom we have helped:

  • expand their business through mergers and acquisitions
  • exploit their assets through licensing their technology
  • protect their interests by recovering and restricting
    access to their data and rights

For any enquiries please contact Gary McGonagle Hugh Mulley Kate Austen

Technology and Office Solutions

We have substantial experience in this field and acutely understand our clients’ businesses and requirements in this dynamic sector, which is complementary to our Asset Finance Core Specialism. In a sector which is becoming ever more competitive we are able to provide advice in relation to:

  • Protection of your customer base
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Recovery of service settlements
  • Customer disputes
  • Trading terms

Hotels, Pubs and Leisure Facilities

We currently act for a variety of hoteliers, landlords and leisure providers in assisting them with acquisitions, sales and portfolio development. Our corporate and commercial property teams have particular experience in the London market and always aim to achieve a swift transaction whilst protecting our clients’ needs.

In an ever changing market we are adept at tailoring our services to the client’s budget and circumstances.

For any enquiries please contact Gary McGonagle Hugh Mulley John O’Connor Kate Austen

Media and Fashion

We act for a variety of fashion companies and media companies throughout our firm. We have helped these businesses protect and exploit the ideas that they have created throughout industries by utilising and advising on:

  • Advertising agreements
  • Trademark licensing
  • Distribution
  • Concessionaire agreements
  • Consumer marketing campaigns

For any enquiries please contact Gary McGonagle Kate Austen