A centre of excellence for the past two decades, Howells is consistently ranked as the number one criminal defence firm in the north.

We cover a broad spectrum of work, focusing not solely on crimes such as murder, assault, drugs and racketeering but also embracing white-collar crime, complex fraud and motoring offences. Howells lawyers have been involved in many high profile cases over the years and have built a formidable reputation for their energy, determination and advocacy skills.

We also offer a selection of fixed fee legal services, giving you the representation you need without the worry of escalating costs.

The team is focused on getting the best possible outcome for its clients. These are smart lawyers with sharp minds, tough and resolute in their legal representation, diligent and skillful in their investigatory work.

It’s a team of which the prestigious Chambers Guide says “is known for large and respected criminal defence practice representing clients in all areas of criminal law. Expertise includes cases of public order offences, youth crime and human rights matters. Also advises clients on complex fraud cases.”

Chambers UK 2015