The civil department, with its broad scope embracing everything from wills and employment to personal injury and medical negligence, is increasingly the first port of call for those in need.

What all the various practice areas have in common is a commitment to making Howells an approachable, trusted advisor, and ensuring high grade legal help is affordable and accessible to all.

Capable, resourceful, focused, our lawyers are also friendly, likeable and down to earth people who just want to help, to bring to bear their skill, knowledge and experience and get the best results for their clients.

Key teams include:


Using the latest electronic conveyancing technology and with a highly experienced team, we provide the key to a smooth and stress-free transaction whether you are buying, selling, transferring or re-mortgaging a property. Understanding that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, the team give a friendly and personal service and are here to guide you throughout the transaction.

For more information see Conveyancing

Accidents and injury

Unlike so many firms that are just interested in ‘processing’ as many cases as possible with little thought to the actual people involved, we take the opposite view with a very caring, supportive hands-on approach with matters always handled by qualified solicitors.

For more information see Accidents and Injury

Medical Negligence

We have one of the fastest-growing medical negligence practices in the region, and are happy to advise on any size or type of claim. We’ll often take on the cases that other firms won’t and have achieved many highly significant, life-changing victories for our clients.

For more information see Medical Negligence


Featuring some of our most talented lawyers, we offer a ‘one-stop shop’ for all individual employment matters, from redundancy and unfair dismissal to discrimination and tribunals. We want employees to feel that they can take action and are not disbarred from accessing quality advice because of cost concerns.

For more information see Employment

Wills and probate

A highly experienced and sensitive team that is increasingly the first choice for those looking to make or challenge a will, or seeking advice on trusts and estates administration. Contentious probate is a particular specialism.

For more information see Wills and Probate