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On 6th April 2018, new legislation will be enforced regarding the tax provisions on PILONs (payments in lieu of notice). This article will aim to give an overview of the current legislation and the new rules that are coming into force.


The spotlight on gender equality in the workplace has never shined brighter in the wake of the Weinstein sexual harassment claims and the subsequent trending of #Metoo on social media. 

There is no sign of this abating in 2018 following the activism demonstrated by high profile Hollywood stars and most notably ‘president in waiting’ Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Time’s Up’ acceptance speech at the Golden Globes early this year. 

It was within this climate that BBC China editor, Carrie Gracie, resigned when it was revealed that she was being paid significantly less than two male counterparts.  

Carrie Gracie’s resignation coincides with the publishing of figures by more than 500 firms seeking to comply early with the new gender pay reporting requirements introduced by the Government. More...

The decision to divorce can be difficult at any time and there are numerous reasons why you may make the decision to separate from your other half, however, in our experience, filing is more frequent at a certain type of year. 

So, when is the most common time of year for divorce?More...

Suits, The Good Wife, How to Get Away With Murder, Boston Legal, Law and Order… the list can go on. Over the years, there have been dozens of successful legal based television series and films that have proven extremely popular among viewers. 

But do these high-action shows reflect a true image of the legal sector? 


Happy New Year from all of us here at Howells Solicitors! We hope you had a great 2017 and the year ahead will be even more prosperous for you. 

In terms of the law, there will be some great changes seen and felt over the next 12 months. What are they? Read on to find out what our 2018 predictions are. 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