Partner & Head of Office, Bristol
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)  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.
"She is very proactive and always get problems sorted." - Chambers UK 2024
"Her commitment to clients is second to none, and her ability to grapple with the most complex claims and confidently set a clear, coherent strategy for resolution never fails to impress us." - Chambers UK 2023
Top Ranked – Chambers UK 2022
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. - Chambers UK 2022
"Rhian Howell is formidable and entirely switched on. Listens to feedback carefully and delivers exactly what the client wants." - The Legal 500 UK 2022
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
Winner: Women to Watch 2022 - Business Insurance Women to Watch