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Howells Solicitors Awards

At Howells, we pride ourselves on delivering a high quality service and responding to our customers on an individual level to ensure your needs are met. Over the years, we have received many different awards to recognise the standard of practice that we provide.

As a firm and as individual solicitors we have achieved many awards and recognition, here they are all in one easily accessible location.

Times and Sunday Times Awards 2016
Times and Sunday Times Awards 2016:
Howells Solicitors were delighted to win this award to cap of an excellent year of award wins.

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LFS Awards 2016
LFS Awards:
  • Overall Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2016 (2nd year running)

  • Direct Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2016

  • Wales & West Midlands Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2016 (3rd year running)
Howells Solicitors have achieved a first for any UK law firm and won the three categories above at the conveyancing prestigious annual Law Firm Services Awards (For the 2nd year running!).

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Overall Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2016 - Gold
Direct Conveyancer Firm of the Year 2016
Regional Firm of the Year Wales & West Midlands 2016
Best in Wales – Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2016
Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2016
    awards
  • Best in Wales – Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2016
On July 14th, Howells Solicitors won the Best conveyancing Firm in Wales Award at the Rum Warehouse in Liverpool – Read about the awards here.
Cardiff Regional Awards Winner – Professional Services Category 2016
Regional Awards Winner Professional Services Category 2016
    awards
  • Winner – Professional Services Award 2016
On April 7th Howells Solicitors were delighted to win the Professional Services Award at the Cardiff Regional Awards finals. Read about the awards here.
The Legal 500 UK 2016
The Legal 500 UK 2016
  • Our Cardiff branch was placed 2nd for Contentious Trusts and Probate with Laith Khatib mentioned as a leading individuals
  • At Howells Solicitors, the ‘intelligent, sensible and practical’ Laith Khatib provides an ‘exemplary level of service’ and is ‘well liked by clients, lawyers and courts alike’
  • Leading Individuals: Laith Khatib – Howells Solicitors
    http://www.legal500.com/c/wales/private-client/contentious-trusts-and-probate
Family: Cardiff
Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
  • Under Personal Tax, Trust and Probate our Cardiff branch was awarded 3rd place.
  • Co-headed by the ‘patient and understanding’ Laith Khatib and John O’Connell, Howells Solicitors ‘performs exceptionally well in this area’.
  • Claire Davis helps families set up wills and lifetime trusts to protect vulnerable and disabled children.
    http://www.legal500.com/c/wales/private-client/personal-tax-trusts-and-probate
Commercial Property : Cardiff
Employment: Cardiff
Gold Winners of Large Conveyancer Estate Agency of the Year 2015
Large Conveyancer Estate Agency of the Year 2015
    awards
  • Gold Winners
The top Industry Judges described Howells as “A stand out business and clear winners of the Large Conveyancer in the UK category. There is a focus on proactive communication, compliance, transparency and their claims record is exemplary.”

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LFS Awards 2015
LFS Awards:
    Our 3 Awards
  • Overall Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2015

  • Direct Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2015

  • Wales & West Midlands Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2015 (2nd year running)
Howells Solicitors have achieved a first for any UK law firm and won the three categories above at the conveyancing prestigious annual Law Firm Services Awards.

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Overall Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2015 - Gold
Direct Conveyancer Firm 2015
Regional Firm of the Year Wales & West Midlands 2015
The Legal 500 UK 2015
The Legal 500 UK 2015:
    awards
  • Our Cardiff branch was placed 2nd for Contentious Trusts and Probate with Laith Khatib mentioned as a leading individuals

    “Howells Solicitors’ team is led by Laith Khatib; he specialises in estate issues, and clients are ‘lucky to have him’ on side.”

  • Howells achieved 2nd place for Family Law Cardiff

    Richard Scott is an ‘excellent choice for matrimonial finance’ at Howells Solicitors; the ‘no-nonsense negotiator’ has expertise in ancillary work involving police pensions. Jayne Hunt is well regarded for children law cases with international elements.”

  • Under Personal Tax, Trust and Probate our Cardiff branch was awarded 3rd place.

    “Howells Solicitors provides a ‘second-to-none’ service. John O’Connell highly regarded for estate, trusts and deputyship matters. Claire Davis heads the wills and probate team.”

  • 4th Place was awarded to Howells for Commercial Property Cardiff

    “Howells Solicitors handles landlord and tenant, investment and development matters. Practice head Rhidian Hobbs advised a marketing heavyweight on relocating its headquarters.”

  • Employment Law

    Head of Employment Law Nathan Vidini comes recommended in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500. Additional aspects include expertise in advising high level employees and his previous team involvement which was “renowned for discrimination”.
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Global Awards Winner (Corporate LiveWire 2014)
UK Family Law Firm of the Year
awards This annual award was presented to Howells based on how the family law department managed complex cases over the last 12 months. It is the first time in the history of this award that a Welsh law firm has been awarded the accolade – recognising our skill and expertise.

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LFS Awards 2014
LFS Awards:
    awards
  • Wales & West Midlands Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2014

  • Direct Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2014 Runner up

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The Legal 500 UK 2014
The Legal 500 UK 2014
    awards
  • Margaret Philips named in elite “Leading Lawyers" list from the Legal 500 UK 2014 Guide.

    Four of our Lawyers are recommended in Legal 500 UK 2014 Guide:


    Richard Scott at Howells Solicitors has a strong reputation in the region; he and Margaret Phillips act in cases involving substantial assets, including offshore trusts. The firm also has expertise in ancillary work involving police force pensions.

  • Margaret Philips – Family Law

  • Richard Scott – Family Law

  • Claire Davis – Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate ‘highly regarded’

  • John O’Connell – Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
At Howells Solicitors, Claire Davis is ‘highly regarded' and John O’Connell is also recommended.

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Law Society Excellence 2014
Law Society Excellence 2014
    awards
  • Shortlisted for CQS Award for Excellence in Conveyancing Practice in the Law Society Excellence Awards.
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Bronze Winners of Large Conveyancer Estate Agency of the Year 2013
Large Conveyancer Estate Agency of the Year 2013
    awards
  • Bronze Winners
This prestigious award, sponsored by the Times and the Sunday Times, ranks Howells as the highest placed solicitor in Wales and across Southern England. This is a true testament to the excellent standard of conveyancing that Howells provide.

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