A client of Howells from Rotherham has been awarded damages of over £16,000.00 on account of her landlord unlawfully evicting her by changing the locks at her property and also failing to place her deposit in a designated tenancy deposit scheme.
At the Business & IP Centre, Sheffield Central Library, 13 July 2018, 10am-12pm
If you are beginning to think about starting a business or if you have started a business, it is important to be aware of how employment law can impact upon you. As a new business, the last thing you want is an employment dispute setting you back or taking your time away from your business – whether this is with your former employer or with any staff you choose to take on.
Howells Solicitors’ partner Sharon Lockwood has become an ambassador for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Sharon’s role with South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice will see her spread the word about the charity to potential supporters across the region.
Kulvinder Gill from Howells, was the solicitor for the family into the inquest of Nicola Lawrence who died on 24 Sep 2016. After a 12 day inquest the jury concluded that there were missed opportunities and that Nicola’s life may have been saved.
For full details see the INQUEST press release
For more information on inquests, judicial reviews and human rights, see here.
Advances in technology mean that from June 2018, drivers will be able to use remote control parking on British roads for the first time. This means that if a driver has an app on their mobile phone, they can use the app to park their car, as there is no more than 6 metres between the car and the mobile phone. The signal must be maintained all of the time.
Continue reading “Motoring law moving with the times”
The Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards have announced the shortlist – with Helen White from Howells Solicitors shortlisted in the Criminal Defence category.
Howells clients had their case dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service yesterday shortly before their court hearing for public order charges.
Campaigners Jenny Hockey, aged 70, and Freda Brayshaw, 72, had their cases discontinued due to a ‘lack of evidence’. Our clients, represented by Helen White, had been accused of preventing lawful work to fell trees outside their homes in Rustlings Road in November, but have since both been awarded £150 court costs when the charges were formally dropped.
A large proportion of the population are working parents, carefully balancing work commitments with childcare responsibilities. A lot of the time this is a very delicate balance, but do you know that you have legal rights as a working parent?
Continue reading “Your Rights as a Working Parent”
Howells Solicitors are proud to continue to support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice through fundraising, raising awareness and with a donation to help provide further short breaks for parents.
Howells has recently made a donation to our local Charity of the Year, Home-Start to help set up a family fund, as at present, countless families are struggling financially to buy necessities such as food, beds, appliances and pushchairs along with other household essentials.