Legal | Howells Solicitors
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Howells provides legal advice and representation in family, civil, business and criminal defence and within these areas we cover a vast range of services. Job opportunities in the legal departments can include trainee solicitor, legal secretary, legal assistant, paralegal and solicitor.

As a firm we are dedicated to helping our staff fulfil their potential and achieve the most out of their careers. We have staff that originally started in admin roles who have progressed, re-trained and are now practicing solicitors.

We currently have 10 partners, many of whom started as trainee solicitors with the firm. When vacancies for partnership become available, these are advertised internally and applicants considered against published person specification and partnership criteria.

As an employee of Howells you will receive great benefits, along with support and encouragement in your professional development. We have a great team of ambitious people who are here to help make a difference and who want to work together to continue to help Howells be the best Solicitors in South Yorkshire.


Howells Family Law Department has an excellent reputation across South Yorkshire. We have  been awarded the highest possible rating in an independent review of its services carried out by the Legal Services Commission  and  are consistently ranked highly by noted independent directories, Chambers and  the Legal 500.

We cover all areas of family law and offer advice and representation on areas including:

Adoption | Care Proceedings | Child Abduction | Collaborative Law  |  Disputes over Children |Divorce and separation | Civil Partnerships | Co-habitation | Domestic Abuse | Financial Settlements | Pre-nuptial Agreements


Our civil department is continually growing. We cover a wide range of areas including:

Accident and Injury | Community Care | Conveyancing | Employment | Housing | Human Rights |Immigration | Medical Negligence | Mental Health | Money Matters | Police Actions | Welfare Benefits |  Wills, Trusts and Probate

We have a great team of solicitors, some of whom have covered very high profile cases in the House of Lords and European Court of Human Rights.


Our business department is expanding and covering more areas than ever before, with expert teams in: Commercial Conveyancing | Employment | Business Immigration | Taxi Licensing | Landlord and Tenant

Criminal Defence

Our criminal defence team covers the entire range of criminal defence work, including white collar crime, large scale drug imports and homicides, and we’re particularly well known for our expertise in youth crime, public order law and cases with a civil liberties or human rights dimension.

We offer advice and representation in the following areas:

Advice on Arrest | Court Representation | Criminal Defence | Miscarriages of Justice | Prison Law |Road Traffic Offences | Youth Court