During these unprecedented times, we savour any form of normality. With Halloween just around the corner, and local lockdowns increasing, it puts parents in a difficult situation. How will you explain that ‘Trick or Treating’ is cancelled this year and normality is fading once again?
This article hopes to ease the stress following the half term holiday and provide parents with a great distraction, to help keep their children home and safe this year. Even those without children, who just want to celebrate Halloween in the comfort of their own home, are welcome to keep reading… More...
One of the few benefits of lockdown was the huge increase in the numbers of us taking to our bikes to exercise and travel around our local areas on two wheels.
For some it meant going into the garden shed or garage to find the bikes that might have been left unridden for months, maybe years in some circumstances, whilst for others it was a case of going online to buy new bikes or first bikes for the younger members of the family.
There were a lot more of us taking to the roads, bike paths and tracks and inevitably, there was an increase in the number of accidents taking place.
Our Personal Injury department is working on behalf of several new clients who are making cycling accident claims.
Accidents with other cyclists, with motor vehicles or those who have fallen, or crashed due to road surfaces in disrepair are the most frequent reasons provided. More...
Our Personal Injury department has received an influx of new cases from employees who have been made redundant or let go by their employers. Many of them did not previously want to pursue making a claim against their employer about an accident they had suffered in work, due to fear of ‘rocking the boat’.
If you have been injured in your current workplace or somewhere you have worked in the last three years, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. This time period can be longer if it is related to a disease (e.g. respiratory). However, we understand that you may be reluctant, as you do not know your odds of winning or how your employer will react, if you take action.
To put your mind at ease, our personal injury and employer liability solicitors outline the law and the basic need-to-know information, which you should consider before electing a legal representative. More...
Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.
It is important to remember that mental health problems can affect anyone. More and more awareness is given to mental health, however, it is clear that some individuals in the wider community still do not understand its seriousness.
This year, promoting mental health is more important than ever. Lockdown has had a huge impact on us all, many of us have not seen loved ones in months, employees are required to work from home where possible, numerous employees remain on furlough leave and now local lockdown restrictions are being implemented.
As a result, there is a need for employers in the current climate, to understand how to manage their employees’ mental health within the workplace.
World Mental Health Day 2020 has never been so important. More...
We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to eleven of our solicitors:
- Laith Khatib, Sarah Cash and Hayley Rees - private client
- Gemma Bailey and Bethan Southcombe - employment
- Rhidian Hobbs - commercial property
- Richard Scott, Jayne Hunt and Amanda Wood - family department
- Sue Edwards and Thomas Stride - personal injury
Each of the named individuals and their respective departments received glowing reviews and endorsements from the publisher of the Legal 500 guide based on their own research and feedback received from Howells clients. More...