Howards’ Appointments To Meet Increased Criminal Case Demand – 5/1/2011

Howards Solicitors is continuing its expansion with two senior appointments in light of increased criminal and family law work.

Neil Grunfeld, who joins from Nicholas & Partners, will head up the family law department at the firm’s new offices in Macclesfield.

Grunfeld will also lend his criminal legal expertise to a growing workload, particularly more complex Crown Court cases.

Peter Malone will head Howards’ Crown Court Advocacy Department based in the main Trafford Bar offices. Peter, a Higher Court Advocate, joins from Robert Lizars.

Oliver Gardner managing partner at Howards comments: “The recent renewal for a coveted Criminal Legal Aid Contract and our handling of recent high profile cases has pushed demand even higher. The new additions of Peter and Neil will enable the practice to grow at a considered pace that makes allowances for continuing demand.”

Howards Solicitors, which expanded its high street presence with three new North West offices in summer, also specialises in road traffic law, fraud law, personal injury and conveyancing.