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Whistleblowing is back in the news, with the Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen (Facebook Product Manager) testifying before the U.S. Senate at an internet safety hearing on Capitol Hill.

Here in the UK, the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Martin v London Borough of Southwark and the Governing Body of Evelina School (EA-2020-000432-JOJ) has clarified that whistleblowing disclosures must be assessed methodically before deciding whether it qualifies for protection. More...


Unfortunately, many people across the country don’t have a permanent place of residence. As a result, it’s quite common for those who have no legal home to take matters into their own hands by finding alternative housing. For some, that is squatting.

But what does this mean, what are your rights as the owner of the property in question, and how do you deal with this tricky situation in line with the law? Continue reading for all the answers. More...


The pandemic has produced challenges in all aspects of our lives, not least the job market. As the economy grinded to a halt, so too did people’s income.

As a result, the government put in place the job retention scheme. This was how employers could continue paying its employees the majority of their wage, by way of a grant, through the various lockdowns.

However, now the pandemic is retreating somewhat, the job retention scheme is ending. So, what support is in place, if any, to help us come out the other end? More...


Approximately one in seven babies are born prematurely in the UK every year. This naturally brings up a whole range of emotions, some of which can be very difficult to deal with.

However, the support surrounding neonatal babies seems to be changing, with the government looking to implement vital help in the coming years. So, what can parents-to-be expect? More...

On 14th October Howells Solicitors are hosting a 1 hour practical training session for employers operating in a post-furlough world. Our topics will cover:

  • Flexible working requests and hybrid working
  • Redundancies

The training session will be presented by Gemma Bailey, Head of Employment and Nayo Kirkpatrick, Associate Solicitor.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 (
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes