Tracy Hinchcliffe – Housing Paralegal

Tracy began her career with Howells in 2008, working in the firm’s housing department, on the CLA telephone advice team.

“Howells was the biggest provider of legal aid in the areas of law I was interested in working in” Tracy said. “Anybody who wanted to work in legal aid wanted to work at Howells. They were the biggest name in the industry for legal aid work.”

“When I found out that Howells were hiring, I jumped at the chance to apply.”

From day one, Tracy was trained in all areas of housing, taking on more complex cases in no time.

“From the start of my career at Howells there was a lot of trust from the management and a lot of freedom to find my feet in my position. There is a lot of confidence from management across the firm”

In 2020 Tracy began a training contract with Howells and qualified as a Solicitor in November 2021.

“I have never wanted to work anywhere else” Tracy explains, “so when I decided I wanted to develop my career I didn’t hesitate to apply for a training contract at Howells.”

“The good thing about Howells for progression is that they offer such a wide range of services so there are many opportunities available to staff.”

“As a mature student, I was honoured that the firm had faith in me and wanted to invest in my future. There’s a lot of competition and I’m glad that my hard work has been recognised. If you show loyalty, commitment and hard work in Howells, then they give back, no matter of the circumstances.”