Civil » Employment

When things go wrong at work, it’s our job to make things right.

Have you been dismissed or believe that you have been treated unfairly or discriminated against? Are you owed wages or notice pay? Are you being disciplined or do you want to make a grievance?

How we can help you

Let Howells expert team of employment lawyers help you sort things out. We know that people sometimes worry about contacting solicitors but you’ll find us approachable and easy to talk to. We are committed to understanding each client’s unique needs and achieving practical and effective solutions

An introduction to our employment services

We can help you with:

We have specific expertise in bringing claims for discrimination under the Equality Act.


Online employment clinic – every Monday

Do you have a question on an employment matter?

Try us out using our free ‘online employment law clinic’ every Monday. If you have a question regarding employment law, email it through to on any Monday and one of our expert team will respond the same day.



There are a range of payment options depending on your case. To discuss your case and the payment options available to you, Howells offers every client a free initial telephone consultation.

Further free legal advice is also available if you have either:

•    Legal Expenses Insurance or
•    You have a discrimination claim and are entitled to free legal aid or
•    Your employer will pay for advice on a compromise agreement to terminate your employment
(subject to such payment covering our fees)

For those who are not eligible for free advice, Howells provides services with a range of fixed fees or hourly rates.

If your case is suitable and has good merits we can also offer a damages based agreement (also known as ‘no win, no fee’), at 25% of damages received so you don’t have to worry about costs.

Fixed fees

We offer fixed fees for a range of services including an initial interview, review of documents, and preparation of an employment tribunal claim (ET1). For further details, see our Fixed Fees page.

Advice by telephone

We appreciate that it’s not always possible or easy to visit a solicitor in person. That’s why we offer a national telephone service – it’s the same high quality advice from the same experienced lawyers, but with the added convenience of not having to make and attend appointments. We simply take your instructions and advise you over the telephone.

Drop in sessions

We operate a drop-in service every Wednesday at our Sheffield office. These are held from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Our team

Our Employment team, is renowned for its no-nonsense, energetic and pragmatic approach. Its success isn’t just down to its extensive knowledge of the law. It’s the desire to see rights upheld, injustices punished and disrupted lives put back on track. Either way, these are people you want working for you.

The team is highly regarded, with recommendations from the Legal 500 2014.

Contact us today or request a call back from one of our expert team.

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Legal 500 2016

Professional guide, Legal 500, ranks Howells employment team highly in Sheffield and South Yorkshire, also recommending Clare Fowler.