why should you choose howell jones?
Choosing the right law firm is a matter of what’s important to you. For some, it’s the reassurance of our long-standing presence – we were founded in 1977 and have grown steadily since.
For others it’s our convenient spread of locations, with offices across Surrey and London.
But most people work with us because we’re so focused on achieving excellent results for our clients.
With over 35 lawyers and a total of 75 staff across six offices, working across family law, wills and probate, employment law, commercial law, property, litigation/dispute resolution, personal injury and clinical negligence, we can support your every need and do so with respect and professionalism.
As one of first law firms in Surrey to be awarded the Lexcel Quality Mark and ISO9001, you can be confident we will give you the highest levels of service, no matter how you work with us.
quality standards for your peace of mind
The Lexcel accreditation is your guarantee of a quality practice and the highest customer care standards. You know you’re in the safest of hands when you work with a Lexcel accredited firm.
International Organization for Standardization
Our ISO9001:2015 certification is your reassurance of the best possible service. This certification involves regular independent evaluation with in-depth analysis of our performance and recommendations for continuous improvement.
The Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation
A Law Society accreditation for personal injury work is your guarantee of quality personal injury work. To receive this accreditation, our lawyers passed a rigorous examination and demonstrated a high level of knowledge, skills and experience.
Collaborative law practice helps couples separate without the threat of litigation. Each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and both parties meet to work things out face to face. Your lawyer supports you throughout the process, providing you their support and legal advice.
Several of our family team are members of Resolution; professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members follow a code of practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems and encourages solutions that consider the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.
As STEP members, we have a strong focus on helping you plan for your future, from drafting a will to advising on issues concerning international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving.
Our full STEP members, known as TEPs are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.
Our membership means we abide by strict standards and best practice guidelines and have access to specialist information in the event of unusual or challenging situations.
The Law Society Conveyancing Accreditation
Buying or selling a home may be one of the biggest deals you make. Working with a member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) lets you trust in the ability of your conveyancer.
As a member of the CQS, we meet the high standards set by the Law Society to ensure we provide a professional and quality conveyancing service.
A number of our lawyers are members of CILEx and so you can expect us to deliver professional standards of conduct.
A number of our lawyers are regulated by CLC (Council for Licensed Conveyancers) and abide by their regulatory guidelines. You can expect us to deliver high quality, accessible legal services.
The Law Society Family Law
Law Society Family Accreditation is the quality mark for family law practitioners. Accredited legal professionals undergo a rigorous process to get accredited, including demonstrating superior experience, knowledge and best practice in family law. Law Society accredited family lawyers understand that family issues can be personal and sometimes difficult, and are committed to dealing with each case thoughtfully and sensitively. They have the knowledge and experience to represent your interests and those of your children.
Emma Sayers, Chartered Legal Executive at our Walton-on-Thames office, is a Full Accredited Member of the Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). SFE is a national organisation of specialist lawyers who are committed to support older and vulnerable people. To qualify as a member you must be fully qualified, have spent at least 50% of your time in the last 3 years working with older and vulnerable clients and pass two specialist exams (the Older Client Care in Practice Award and the Older Client Law in Practice Award).
The group provides specialist training programmes, guidance on best practice and support from other specialist members of the group. SFE regularly speak to the press about changes and development in law and work behind the scenes with various government and legal bodies to provide a voice for older and vulnerable people.
We are members of LawNet; a national network of independent law firms who share resources and knowledge for the best advice and service.
Working with a LawNet member means you can trust in our approach to client care and professional service; your case will be handled expertly, and your interests will come first.
We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), an independent body that works to protect consumers of legal services. We work to uphold their strict standards and follow their guidelines.
No matter who we work with or what we’re working on, we will always do our best for you.
Whether you’re a client or partner, you can rely on us to deliver the best possible
result in a supportive and professional manner.
We provide high quality in everything we do.
We are respectful and professional in our dealings
You will find us to be approachable, not stuffy or distant.
We have a clear sense of integrity. You can trust us to do the right thing.
We handle each case with empathy and sensitivity towards your situation.
our awards & nominations
You can rely on our team to give you the best possible result in a supportive and professional manner.
We’re delighted that our team’s hard work has been recognised with several nominations and awards.
Lawnet – Finalist – Learning & Development Initiative
Surrey Business Awards – Winner – Professional Services Award
Lawnet – Finalist – Trainee of the Year (Seema Gill)
Merton Best Business Awards – Finalist – Innovation & Customer Focus + The Extra Mile
SLS – Highly Commended – Private Client Lawyer of the Year (Emma Sayers)
SLS – Family Lawyer of the Year – Katy Osborne
SLS – Property Lawyer of the Year – Amira Hughes
SLS – Private Client Lawyer of the Year – Emma Sayers
SLS – Rising Star of the Year – Sophie Kimber
British Conveyancing Awards 2021 – Highly Commended – Conveyancing Practitioner of the Year (Theresa Howarth)
Lawnet – Finalist – Outstanding Individual Contribution
Highly Commended – Business Person of the Year
SLS – Finalist – Private Client Lawyer of the Year
Modern Law Awards 2020 – Shortlisted – Lawyer of the Year
Lawnet – Finalist – Excellence in Client Care
SLS – Winner – Property Lawyer of the Year
equality & diversity statement
Howell-Jones LLP is committed to encouraging equality of opportunity and respect for diversity and preventing discrimination. It intends to treat everyone equally and with dignity, courtesy and respect regardless of their disability, sex, gender, age, race, racial group, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, or any other personal characteristic.
the Law Society diversity and inclusion charter
As signatories to this charter, we work hard to ensure diversity and inclusion is reflected in the way we work and behave.
You can learn more about the Law Society diversity and inclusion charter here.
Every member of Howell Jones attends regular equality and diversity training.
36% of our staff work part-time with many others working flexibly to fit around their other commitments.
law firms that we incorporate.
Taylor Willcocks joined us in 2012.
You will work with the same faces as you did before, and the quality of our service remains excellent.
Chivers Easton Brown joined us in 2012.
You will find the same faces as at Tolworth and Surbiton and the quality of our service remains excellent.
Harveys Solicitors joined us in 2015.
Existing cases will continue to be dealt with as before and the quality of our service will remain excellent