Private Client Work | Howells Solicitors

Private Client Work

At Howells Solicitors, we are proud to be different. We have a long history of representing individuals who have needed help through Legal Aid. It’s a tradition that has set us apart from other solicitors as a firm whose focus is solely on you, your rights and entitlements to legal help.

This philosophy also drives our private client work, with a strong and abiding commitment to making high quality legal advice accessible and affordable to all. The combination of legal expertise, personal service and exceptional value is the reason why so many clients, when they first come to Howells, go on to become a client for life.

Private client services include:

Family and matrimonial

Howells is consistently ranked highly for family and matrimonial work in the north, providing a broad range of expert care and advice from divorce and financial settlements to child adoption and civil partnerships.

Residential Conveyancing

Using the latest electronic conveyancing technology and with a highly experienced team, we provide the key to a smooth and stress-free transaction whether you are buying, selling, transferring or re-mortgaging a property. Understanding that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, the team give a friendly and personal service and are here to guide you throughout the transaction.

Accidents and injury

Unlike so many firms that are just interested in ‘processing’ as many cases as possible with little thought to the actual people involved, we take the opposite view with a very caring, supportive hands-on approach and we can guarantee that all  matters are handled by qualified solicitors.

Medical negligence

We have one of the fastest-growing teams in the region, and are happy to advise on any size or type of claim. We’ll often take on the cases that other firms won’t.


We offer a highly experienced ‘one-stop shop’ for all personal employment matters, from redundancy and unfair dismissal to discrimination and tribunals. We want employees to feel that they can take action and are not disbarred from accessing quality advice because of cost concerns.

Wills and probate

There are few better in this field than our highly experienced team and we are increasingly the first port of call for those looking to make or challenge a will, or seeking advice on trusts and estates administration. Contentious probate is a particular specialism.

Commercial Conveyancing

Our specialist commercial conveyancing department has the expertise to help with all matters in this area, from transferring interests, lease agreements, commercial mortgages and applying for planning permission.

The experienced team will ensure that your business transactions will go as smoothly as possible, whilst providing an excellent friendly and personal service.

Employment Law for Employees

Because we know that running a business can be hard work,  time consuming and expensive, we are here to help with all your employment law needs. Whether you are considering disciplinary action against your employee, dealing with an employee’s sickness absence, need to make redundancies, forced to defend an Employment Tribunal claim or any other employment matter, we can help you.

Likewise, we also offer advice to businesses who want to ensure that they are following correct procedure before issues arise, preventing employee claims later. We can help draft or review policies/procedures and employees’ contracts of employment, ensure that your business is compliant with ever changing employment laws and provide your business with maximum protection.

Landlord and Tenant

As a residential landlord, it can be frustrating if you have a problem tenant. Whether your tenant is in rent arrears or refusing to leave the property, our Housing team has the expertise to guide you through the legal process and act on your behalf.

Taxi Licensing

As a taxi driver, you rely on your licence for your work. If your licence is at risk of being revoked or if your first application for a licence has been refused, we can help. Our team of expert lawyers have an excellent success rate in keeping taxi drivers’ licences for them.

Criminal defence

A centre of excellence for the past two decades, Howells covers a broad spectrum of work, focusing not solely on crimes such as murder, assault, drugs and racketeering but also embracing white-collar crime, complex fraud and road traffic offences.

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