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Have you been injured and wondering if you may have a case? Or do you suspect you or a loved one experienced medical negligence but aren't sure of your options? Take advantage of free legal clinics hosted by the experts at Howells Solicitors throughout October.


Has keeping up with the latest employment law developments fallen by the wayside amidst your summer holidays? Don’t worry – our team at Howells Solicitors has you covered with a roundup of notable legislative changes and updates from this past summer that employers should know.


After years of campaigning by several notable individuals and organisations (with special mention to Anna Whitehouse, Pregnant Then Screwed, Working Families and the TUC) The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill has now been awarded Royal Assent. This means the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 is now in force. The reform will reduce limitations on flexible working and make employment more accessible. It is our opinion that the reform will benefit both employers and employees.



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


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:-
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  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes