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It is a difficult time for anyone when a loved one passes, but this can be further compounded when a person feels that they have been ‘left out’ of any will and will not inherit.

One way in which a person can look to remedy this situation is to make a claim pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to seek ‘reasonable financial provision’ from the estate of the deceased.

There are many categories of people of people who are able to bring a claim under this Act but one of the most contentious categories is a child of the deceased, particularly when that child is aged 18 or over. This is also known as the peculiarly named ‘adult child’ claimant. More...

Robert Bolt joined our Medical Negligence team in 2020. Based in our Cardiff office, Robert works with clients who have unfortunately suffered physically or mentally as a consequence of negligent care provided by a healthcare professional or organisation.

When these mistakes do happen, Robert will seek financial compensation on behalf of the client for additional medical treatment, costs of care already incurred, potential loss of earning and any adaptions required for the client to adapt their home.

We met with Rob to find out more him and have shared the conversation below: More...

Our conveyancing teams are amongst the best in the UK. Joanna Ingles is a Partner and Licensed Conveyancer based in our Newport office, where she and her team have gained an excellent reputation helping clients from the local area and further afield buy and sell residential properties. More...

On the 31st of December 2020, the transition period agreed for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union ended. This marked the dawn of a new legislative era, an era where EU law no longer applies to the UK.


The infamous tagline of ‘taking back control’ naturally meant that much of the legislation once drawn up from a Eurocentric perspective, would now be rethought and reworked to directly serve Great Britain.


So, what does this mean for family cases, and what new ground must family law solicitors navigate as the impact of Brexit on UK law becomes clearer? More...

Pre-lockdown, we were delighted to welcome Ian Walker to the Howells team. Based in our Swansea office, Ian is a Senior Associate in our Private Client department, helping clients of all ages put plans in place for later life and for when they pass on. As a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly, Ian has an empathetic attitude and approach when working with older clients.

We met with Ian (socially distanced) to find out more about him when in work and at home. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com