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It’s a sad fact that on average 42% of marriages end in divorce, and often those worst affected are the children. Disputes over parental responsibility, where children live, and how much time they spend with each parent are extremely common, and unfortunately, many of these disputes end up in court.

A guide to Children Law

The latest video to be uploaded to our YouTube channel features Karis Jones, family law solicitor and specialist in children law at Howells Solicitors, giving advice on a number of scenarios covering the law relating to the children of families going through a divorce or separation. 


The circumstances that are discussed during the video give Karis the opportunity to explain a number of points of children law relevant to both parents throughout a separation.

Some of these points include:


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At Howells Solicitors we are delighted to announce that in 2014 we achieved a record turnover - in excess of £6m. This is an increase of 20% on the previous year’s result which highlights the firm’s significant growth in its conveyancing and family departments. We also saw an increase in clients using our commercial, employment law and private client departments.

Huge Growth at Howells

Over the last two years, we have enjoyed a period of rapid expansion – now employing over 100 personnel and opening our sixth office in Bridgend last year. In addition to this, we potentially have two more office locations planned along the M4 South Wales corridor.

Howells’ managing partner, Mark Hobbs, said, “This has been another exceptional year of growth and change for Howells. Whilst the majority of our cases are in Wales, our client base in England has significantly increased, especially regarding conveyancing work. This has been achieved due to the investment made in IT systems and software allowing us to provide high quality services online as well as in our offices.”

He concluded, “The excellent results are a tribute to the hard work, dedication and expertise of our staff across all six offices and a reflection of the ambition, determination and vision of our clients.”



Social Media vs. the Recruitment Process

It isn’t uncommon for people to announce their every thought, feeling and emotion over social media. You may post statuses about how you dread going to work on Monday morning to how you may have had one tipple too many on Saturday night to the resulting negative impacts about said tipple.

Typically, these posts are full of explicit language and very colourful images. This may not be a bad thing among your friends, but how would you feel if a potential employer saw this?

Social Media vs. Recruitment

According to many reports, in recent years more and more employers will look at would-be employee’s social media profiles in their recruitment processes. Employers want to make sure that they are hiring the right people, and this means conducting their own research via social media.

A recent study by ACAS found that 45% of employers already conduct social media research as part of their recruitment process, while a further 40% claimed that they would make more use of it in the future. 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