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In response to the announcement made by the Ministry of Justice on Monday regarding the April 2019 implementation of a banded structure for the payment of probate fees, Claire Davis, partner and specialist solicitor in private client and asset management at Howells Solicitors has provided her expert opinion. More...


  • Local solicitor, Claire Davis has issued a warning about the Government’s online tool for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
  • The LPA tool is leaving people at risk of financial abuse and fraud
  • Coalition of organisations, including Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Action on Elder Abuse, Anchor, Contact the Elderly and SOLLA, are backing new report


Howells Solicitor Claire Davis has joined several organisations representing older and vulnerable people to raise serious concerns around the Government’s online tool for creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). More...

Claire Davis, Welsh Director of Solicitors for the Elderly, has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to allow people moving into a care home to keep more of their savings from April next year.

The limit will initially rise from £24,000 to £30,000 next year before a promised increase to £50,000.

Commenting after the Welsh Government confirmed the increase, Claire said, 

“This is great news and could result in Welsh people moving into residential care being in a better position than those in England.” More...

If you are considering setting up a family trust, it is important to know your options. Here our wills and probate solicitors list the various types of trusts and explain the differences between each. 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