"Your conduct and management of this case has been exemplary. Your early grasp of the sensitive issues involved and the tactical advice provided led in no small way to the successful outcome. I'm grateful to you for staying the course with me! It was a pleasure working with you and your team. And I learnt a lot too. I'll certainly use JCP for my future and general legal needs."
"We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to Richard Howells for his expert and commercially focused advice. We felt well informed and supported throughout the case. Also, we were very pleased with the client service and attention to detail and would not hesitate in recommending Richard to other businesses."
I would like to thank you for the advice given to myself regarding my late father’s estate, and that I will now proceed with the distribution with the support of the original solicitor. We would not hesitate to recommend you should the need arise.
Once again we would like to thank you for all of the effort which you have made on our behalf in the lengthy struggle which we have had. You have shown considerable care in the attention which you have given in the case and in the advice offered. We had every confidence in you particularly as you had knowledge of the proceedings in our dispute.
Richard is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution team who specialises in Litigation involving Wills, Estates, Trusts and Property.
Richard acts for a range of clients in contentious trusts and probate matters, helping clients to resolve problems involving:
- Disputed Validity of Wills due to lack of capacity, lack of knowledge and approval and undue influence
- Proprietary Estoppel
- Constructive, Secret and Resulting Trusts
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Removal of Trustees
- Claims against Executors and Trustees for breach of fiduciary duty
- Professional negligence relating to the drafting of wills and trusts
As a result of JCP’s role as panel firm for the National Farmers Union in South and Mid Wales, Richard has gained particular experience in handling disputes involving high value agricultural estates, and regularly acts in matters where the assets in dispute exceed £1million.
Richard is a full Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), one of only five in Wales, having completed a stringent three year diploma run by the College of Law.
Richard is recommended in the Legal 500 for Contentious Trust and Probate matters.
Richard regularly provides seminars on issues relating to Disputed Wills, Estates and Trusts.
Richard acts for both private and commercial clients on a range of property related matters, assisting clients in resolving property related problems involving:
- Rights of Way
- Disputed Easements
- Planning and Environmental matters
- Adverse Possession
- Lease Disputes
- Dilapidation claims
- Break Notices
- Residential Landlord Possession claims
Richard is recommended in the Legal 500 for Property Litigation.
They stated that JCP Solicitors "combine professionalism , knowledge and speed" with a "tenacious defence" of clients' interests. Richard Howells is a “very competent and determined litigator”.
Richard is a member of the Property Litigation Association.
Where did you grow up?
What was your first job?
Working in the warehouse for Currys
Who would be your ideal dinner guests?
Ryan Giggs, Welsh football legend & Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxing legend.
Where is your ultimate holiday destination?
Skiing in Canada
What would you rather be doing now?
Skiiing or watching American Football.