Nick Howell

Nick has over seven years’ experience in Dispute Resolution, and has expertise in a wide variety of litigation matters including contract disputes, debt recovery, partnership disputes, and director and shareholder disputes. He was promoted from Solicitor to Associate in March 2020.

Nick enjoys getting to the heart of the matter and seeking to reach an early settlement. Where this is not possible, he has experience in the small claims track, fast track, multi-track and the business and property courts.

Nick also deals with both employee and employer matters, including drafting contracts and policy documents, dealing with redundancies, drafting and advising upon settlement agreements, and dealing with unfair and constructive dismissal claims.


  • Legal Practice Course from Bristol College of Law
  • Law (LL.B.) from the University of Reading

Hourly rate

  • 3 years’ post qualification experience
  • £205 plus VAT
  • "I was most impressed with Nick Howell's quick response during our discussion to my inquiry. I found Nick to be very informative and he explained the process should I face a potential problem in time with great clarity. I have used Barcan+Kirby for 25 years and I have always been very happy with the service in all departments."
    AnonContract Disputes Client
  • “Most litigation issues are very complex but when you find a solicitor who you can trust, it gives you the confidence and reassurance often needed. I most certainly would not of achieved the successful outcome of my court case without the help I received from Nick.”
    AnonDispute Resolution Client
  • “All the conversations and information provided by Nick have been very professional and filled me with confidence that I have the best chance of winning my case and getting the right and fair result. I would definitely use them again in any future situations that require their support and guidance.”
    AnonDispute Resolution Client
  • “Nick Howell advised and helped us with business issues. He offered a friendly and professional service - I thoroughly recommend Nick and his colleagues.”
    AnonCommercial Disputes Client
  • “Nick Howell was quietly constructive and informative in his appraisal of the situation and offered sound advice, upon which I acted. His willingness to follow up with further email advice following our meeting was especially appreciated and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend B+K's service to anyone out there.”
    AnonDispute Resolution Client