Six solicitors at Howells have been named in the recently published Legal 500, 2015 Edition.
The independent guide assesses the strengths of lawyers and law firms across the UK using a series of in depth criteria, and highlights those who excel in their area of expertise.
Leaders in Probate
Laith Khatib has been identified as one of only three solicitors in Wales who are considered ‘leading individuals’ in the field of contentious probate and trusts. Clients are said to be ‘lucky to have him on side’. The contentious probate team at Howells has achieved a very high overall ranking.
The non-contentious wills, trusts and estates team has been recognised as providing a ‘second-to-none’ service, with John O’Connell recognised as being ‘highly regarded for estate, trusts and deputyship matters’. Claire Davis is mentioned as head of department.
Excellent Choice for Matrimonial Finance and Family Law
In family law, Richard Scott is noted as an ‘excellent choice for matrimonial finance’ and is said to be a ‘no-nonsense negotiator’ with expertise in ancillary relief work involving police pensions.
Jayne Hunt is said to be well regarded for children law cases with international elements. Our business and commercial services team have been ranked for their work involving commercial property.
Commercial Property Department Ranked
Headed by Rhidian Hobbs, the commercial team act in a broad range of commercial transactions including real estate, business acquisitions and disposals, and general company commercial matters.
Update: Employment Law
In January 2016, Howells appointed legal expert Nathan Vidini as head of Employment Law. Nathan Vidini has been named as a recommended lawyer and comes from a team renowned for discrimination and expertise in advising high level employees.
Well Deserved Recognition
Mark Hobbs, managing partner said, “This is well deserved recognition for the named individuals and departments. They are excellent examples of the expertise and quality of service we aim to provide for our clients. I thank all of our employees for their contributions to the continuing success and expansion of Howells Solicitors.”
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