Howells Ranks Highly in Legal 500

Howells Solicitors have once again been highly ranked as one of the top law firms in the 2014 edition of the Legal 500.

Maintaining their rankings from last year, Howells has been recognised for several areas across all family, civil and criminal departments in the professional guide.

Howells Immigration team has been ranked as a top tier firm across Yorkshire and the Humber for specialising in areas of asylum, human rights and family immigration, as well as handling “a number of cases that proceeded to the Upper Tribunal.”

The Family team also remain highly ranked, being consistently recognised for their work in matrimonial and children law with the Head of the Department Alyson Siddall being recommended.

The Crime team have maintained their high rankings in both the general crime and fraud categories, with 4 members of the team gaining individual recommendations, including Chris Wong and Chris Davey for their “extensive experience working on complex frauds’, John Gibson for ‘leading a sizable team’ and a new recommendation for Chris Peace for being ‘well regarded for youth court work’.

Praise was also given to the Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury and Housing teams. Employment were recognised for ‘branching out into respondent work’ as well as continuing claimant work.

Commenting on the new rankings, Peter Mahy, Howells Managing Partner, said: “We are delighted to have maintained our rankings and to once again be recognised as one of the leading law firms in South Yorkshire across all our areas of Family and Civil Law and Criminal Defence. Howells has an excellent reputation for the quality of advice and representation we offer and we are extremely pleased that our performance has been consistently recognised by the influential guide.”