Barnsley Families Supported as New Family Law Specialist Joins Howells Solicitors

This week we boast a new jewel in our crown, as senior solicitor and collaborative law specialist, Wendy Bailey, joins our matrimonial team in Barnsley.

With 27 years’ experience of Family Law in the South Yorkshire region, Wendy, who is Barnsley born and bred, joins Howells’ rapidly expanding matrimonial department to head up our team in Barnsley.

Wendy says “I have known Howells as a leading Family Law firm in South Yorkshire for 25 years of my professional career, and know that they have a very large and reputable team there.

“I’m excited to return to work in Barnsley and focus on an area of law that I love”

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Think you have a case for Medical Negligence?

Taking legal action for Medical Negligence can be daunting, especially if the case is against the NHS.

NHS care is usually very good and most people don’t have any problems. But occasionally things can go wrong.

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TV Cameras Now Allowed in Crown Court

For the first time in England and Wales, a new legislation has been laid before parliament which will allow judges’ sentencing remarks to be broadcast on TV, online and on radio.

Judges passing sentence’s in murder, sexual offences, terrorism and other serious high-profile criminal cases in Crown Courts in England and Wales, including the Old Bailey, will be allowed to be filmed by TV cameras.

The trials themselves will not be televised, as they are in America, but the full sentencing remarks of any case broadcast will be hosted on a website to which the public has access.

The announcement marks first time that cameras will be permitted where serious crimes are tried.

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6th of January – National Divorce Day

The Christmas holidays can create pressure within relationships; with many choosing to stay together until the end of the family season, however, early January is when many couples reach the end of their tether.

The first Monday of January – which will be the 6th in 2020 – has been dubbed ‘Divorce Day’ by family law solicitors who notice the significant spike in separation enquiries at this time.

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How does Christmas affect your health? Tips and hints to get you through the Celebrations

The Christmas period is an exciting time; visiting Christmas markets, decorations, drinks, food, family and parties, not to mention the gifts! December is always an excuse for many people to indulge and let loose.

However, many people do not stop and think about the effects that Christmas has on their mental and physical health, and how it can affect others.

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Howells Boasts More Additions to their ‘Home Grown’ Talent Portfolio

Trainee solicitor, Ella Collier – Phillipson, will next month complete her training contract with Howells Solicitors and become a fully qualified Solicitor in our Children Law department.

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South Yorkshire Businesses in Safe Hands Thanks to Howells Solicitors New Addition

The HR & Employment department at Howells Solicitors this week’s welcomes a new addition to their already well established team. Danny Smith, an expert in commercial and employment law, joins the law firm at an exciting period of expansion and development.

Danny joins Howells after working at a Sheffield based commercial law firm where he provided employment law advice and assistance to small and medium businesses throughout the South Yorkshire region. Danny has also previously worked at a large commercial law firm where he specialised in litigation.

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Howells Boost Matrimonial Department with Addition of New Family Law Specialist

At a time where many law firms in the region are struggling to grow their matrimonial department, Howells are thrilled to be expanding theirs.

In October, not only are Howells celebrating their 40th anniversary, but they are celebrating another addition to their family law team by introducing highly experienced matrimonial specialist Louise Maden.

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It doesn’t matter how young you are, you need a Will

A Will is an important milestone in becoming a responsible adult because it allows you to control what happens to your property, whether a house, a savings account, or a CD collection.  A Will designates care for dependents, and protects loved ones from legal hassles or uncertainty in dealing with your belongings. Having a Will doesn’t declare to the world that you’re rich but that you care for those you leave behind and are being responsible in organising your affairs.

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Howells Solicitors Celebrates 40 Years at the Top of Their Game

Renowned South Yorkshire law firm, Howells Solicitors, celebrates a milestone this October, with 40 years as one of the leaders in their industry. Originally founded in Sheffield, the firm has gone from strength to strength, facing dramatic changes to their industry and even facing severe floods, Howells reflects on their historic time in South Yorkshire.

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