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summertime divorce

The summer holidays are often seen as a time to enjoy some quality time with your family, but for some couples, they can also be a source of stress and conflict.

If you are feeling unhappy in your marriage and are thinking about separating from your partner after the holidays, you may want to consider some steps to prepare yourself emotionally, financially, and legally.



If you’re facing redundancy, it can be a trying and difficult time. Here’s the Howells essential guide to the redundancy process:

What Is Redundancy?

Redundancy occurs when your employer dismisses you after deciding that your job role is no longer needed within the business.

There are a number of common reasons for getting made redundant, but it can include:

  • New technology making your job unnecessary
  • The role you were hired to perform no longer exists, or the need for such a role has diminished
  • The employer decides it needs to cut costs and restructure some or all of the business, resulting in a reduced need for certain job roles
  • Companies folding, moving to a new area, or being sold to other companies with different aspirations


Buying a new build property can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with some unique challenges and complexities. That's why it's important to have a specialist new build conveyancer / solicitor on your side, who can guide you through the process and protect your interests.

In this article, Richard Thornton, New Build Conveyancing specialist at Howells Solicitors, will explain what new build conveyancing is, how it differs from buying an existing property, and what steps you need to take to complete your purchase successfully.


If you're thinking of buying or selling a property, you'll need to hire a conveyancer to handle the legal aspects of the transaction. Conveyancing is the process of transferring the ownership of a property from one party to another. It involves various steps such as conducting searches, preparing contracts, exchanging documents, and completing the transaction.

Conveyancing can be a complex and time-consuming process, so it's important to choose a reliable and experienced conveyancer who can guide you through it smoothly. In this blog post, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions that our clients at Howells Solicitors have about conveyancing.


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