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Rhian Howell

Rhian Howell is a leading professional negligence expert with significant experience dealing with claims against lawyers and construction professionals.

She also handles disciplinary and regulatory matters on behalf of professionals and has a particular reputation for dealing with fraud and dishonest assistance claims against solicitors.

Rhian led the defence on behalf of BPE in the leading Supreme Court decision of BPE Solicitors and another (Respondents) v Hughes-Holland (in substitution for Gabriel) (Appellant) [2017] UKSC 21 which limited the extent of a 'professional's' exposure when errors are made.

Rhian also regularly provides training to clients on risk management, legal updates, as well as best practice when handing claims.

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Rhian Howell is well reputed in the area, in particular for her activity defending claims raised against solicitors and barristers. Her expertise includes regulatory and disciplinary investigations. Sources say: "She is a very knowledgeable lawyer and a good person to have on your side." - Chambers UK 2021

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021 

Rhian Howell continues to be a standout in [the Professional Negligence] area, with one client affirming: "She understands how our company works and is able to incorporate commercial considerations." - Chambers UK 2018

"A very experienced and tough negotiator." - The Legal 500 2018

Rhian's "standout qualities are her tenacity, her practical approach to cases and her client-focused attitude." - Chambers UK 2018

Rhian is an "effective performer who gets great results through hard work and determination and impresses with her quick grasp of the problems at hand." - Chambers UK 2017