Criminal Law

A centre of excellence for the past two decades, Howells is consistently ranked as the number one criminal defence firm in the north.

We cover 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 motoring offences. Howells lawyers have been involved in many high profile cases over the years and have built a formidable reputation for their energy, determination and advocacy skills.

We also offer a selection of fixed fee legal services, giving you the representation you need without the worry of escalating costs.

The team is focused on getting the best possible outcome for its clients. These are smart lawyers with sharp minds, tough and resolute in their legal representation, diligent and skillful in their investigatory work.

Chambers 2019

The prestigious Chambers Guide ranks Howells Criminal department as a top tier firm in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

Legal 500 2018

Howells Criminal department is highly ranked by Legal 500 2018  saying;

“Howells’ ‘very approachable and helpful’ criminal department has capabilities to handle a range of complex matters, with particular experience in public order law, judicial review, advising youth offenders, and cases with a civil liberties, human rights or mental health considerations. John Gibson is regularly instructed by individuals accused of serious crimes, and leads the practice, which also includes the ‘patient and supportive and extremely knowledgeable’ Chris Wong. Wong is recommended for defending clients facing extradition. Rotherham based Mary Rose Macadam has particular expertise in prison law, parole board work, youth court representations and cases including a mental health element.”