The professional guide to the legal sector; Chambers UK 2018 has recognised Howells Solicitors as one of the top law firms in South Yorkshire.
The guide has once again rated Howells highly in several areas across family, civil and criminal defence departments.
Howells Criminal Defence department has again been ranked as a top tier firm in Sheffield and the surrounding area.
The Family department have been highly ranked in Sheffield, with children and marital teams “offering considerable bench strength in each.” The guide also comments that the team are “increasingly active in dealing with high net worth cases and child abduction cases over the past year. Bolstered by a designated mediation and collaborative law group.”
For the fifth year running, Howells’ Medical Negligence team have been recommended, as the team “stands out for its handling of inquests and related negligence claims involving human rights and the appropriate treatment of patients with mental health issues.” Sources note that “they are great lawyers and want to run interesting points. They have your back and look after you properly.” Medical Negligence solicitor Michelle Gyte is personally noted for her “work on human rights cases, acting for clients detained under the Mental Health Act, and has extensive experience in failure to diagnose and maternal death cases. She is praised for being “extremely helpful and hard-working.”
Howells is also recommended across the whole of the UK for Police Law, with head of department and Managing Partner Peter Mahy receiving high praise as an “notable practitioner” in this area due to his “overview of the tactical nature of big cases”. The team is noted for the “wide-ranging practice covering actions against the police, IPCC investigations and misconduct proceedings.” “Sources describe this as a “brilliant team to work with.”
Commenting on the new guide, Peter Mahy said “Howells has been recognised for many years in the Chambers guide and this year we are delighted to have featured highly again in the rankings.
We are extremely proud to be consistently recognised as a leading firm in our area, not only for the high quality legal advice in several areas of law, but also for being home to some exceptional individuals in their fields.”