Howells Solicitors have once again been highly ranked as one of the top law firms in the 2016 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 the 4th year running. The team led by Nadeem Ahmed, specialises in areas of asylum, human rights and family immigration, as well as cases involving human trafficking and domestic violence.
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 rankings in both the general crime and fraud categories, with all 3 partners receiving individual recommendations; “Headed by John Gibson, the team includes the ‘very diligent’ Chris Wong and Mary Rose Macadam.” The guide describes “the ‘high-quality’ practice” as covering “the full range of criminal defence work, with a strong focus on youth crime, extradition and public order offences” along with “the ‘terrific’ Chris Wong, who has extensive experience in handling VHCCs.”
Praise was also given to the Personal Injury and Housing teams as well as Medical Negligence whose “‘very good’ team is headed by the ‘vastly experienced’ Michelle Gyte, who handles birth injuries, plastic surgery and fatal accident claims. The ‘extremely efficient’ Tania Harrison has ‘excellent judgement’.
Clare Fowler and the Employment team were once again recognised for their work, specifically being noted for discrimination matters.
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 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.”