Howells Recognition from Chambers UK

The professional guide to the legal sector; Chambers UK 2015 has once again recognised Howells Solicitors as one of the top law firms in South Yorkshire.

The recently published guide has rated Howells highly in several areas.

Howells Crime department has again been ranked as a top tier firm in Yorkshire, stating that “the team is known for large and respected criminal defence practice representing clients in all areas of criminal law”. Solicitor Chris Davey was personally highlighted “for her expertise in serious and complex crime”.

A new ranking for 2015 has been awarded to Howells Family department who are “known for established family law practice covering matrimonial and children work” and “is a practice with a good pedigree.”

The Immigration department are noted for their work in the regions “for representing legal aid clients in difficult immigration cases” and for having “expertise on civil liberties and human rights”. Carita Thomas is praised for ‘quality work and is very thorough, which makes a difference.”

For the second year running, Howells’ Medical Negligence team have been recommended. The guide comments that the firm “frequently handles cases involving missed or delayed diagnosis of cancer, as well as matters arising from substandard plastic surgery” and for having “a good variety of top-end work.” Solicitor Michelle Gyte is noted for being “very committed to patient rights” whilst Tania Harrison is praised for her approachable manner with clients and her experience in inquests.

Howells is also highly recommended across the whole of the UK for Police Law.

As well as the department rankings, Solicitors from Howells are personally mentioned and recommended in the guide.

Managing Partner and Head of the Civil Liberties team, Peter Mahy, remains ranked throughout the whole of the UK in Police, Administrative and Public Law as well as Civil Liberties and Human Rights. As quoted by Chambers; “Peter Mahy heads the department at Howells LLP. His experience covers an impressive array of work, including cases involving the police and DNA retention” and “has considerable experience in advising clients in police misfeasance actions, in addition to his significant expertise in handling judicial reviews”.

Commenting on the new guide, Peter Mahy said “Howells have been recognised as leaders in the field in Chambers for many years. We are very proud of our consistent recognition by the Chambers for our work and delighted that our family department has been recognised this year along with the criminal, medical negligence, immigration and police law teams. We have an excellent reputation for high quality legal advice which has once again been noted by the Chambers and reflected in the 2015 rankings. Our family department has been very strong since the firm started in 1979 and I am delighted the family team has been recognised this year”.