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Welcome to Howard & Byrne

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From the historic heart of North Yorkshire, Howard & Byrne provides an unparalleled level of service to companies and individuals alike.
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Howard & Byrne specialises in providing expert representation across a comprehensive range of specialist areas within criminal defence.
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Howard & Byrne's strength lies in the quality of its team, our criminal solicitors with their wealth of experience and attention to detail.
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Latest News

Big thanks to the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021 for their recognition of our firm, and we are celebrating being acknowledged as Law Firm of the Year, and Criminal Law Firm of the Year, 2021. You can see the awards ceremony for the Criminal Law Firm here, and for Small Law firm of the Year here........ This comes on the back of our recent inclusion in the times Top 200 Law Firms list. This prestigious list is limited to the top 200 firms across the country and across all types of legal work, and you can read our entry here.

YLA 2020 WINNER BLOCK Criminal Law      YLA 2020 WINNER BLOCK Law Firm Small                    


Once again, we have been appointed as a Top Tier firm in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. It is a privilege to be ranked so highly by such prestigious organisations, and is a real recognition of the work we do and the commitment of our team

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We have previously been shortlisted for the Legal 500 Regional Crime and Fraud Law Firm of the Year. The Legal 500 awards are highly regarded, national, awards, presented by the leading Legal Directory. It is a great honour to be recognised in this way.

This is the second time we have won the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards Criminal Law Award. This is a tribute to all our team, their hard work, dedication, and commitment to justice. Paul Singh, President of the Sheffield & District Law Society paid tribute to the "dedication to the defence of people's liberties" of all the nominees, and singled out Howard & Byrne for "how hard they had worked for all their clients."  We are very proud of what our team have achieved.

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  • Colin Byrne
  • Kevin Blount
  • Jacky East
  • Lee-Anne Robins-Hicks

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Contact us

Howard & Byrne are available 24 hours a day. Call 01904 431421

148 Lawrence Street, York YO10 3EB

Tel:  +44 (0) 1904 431421
Fax: +44 (0) 1904 411664

The Gridiron Building
1 St Pancras Square London N1C 4AG

Tel: +44 (0) 203 714 5096


(by appointment only)

56 Gladstone Lane
Scarborough YO12 7BS

Tel: +44 (0) 1723 655000