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Welcome to Howard & Byrne

The Firm
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

We are delighted to be a finalist yet again at the Yorkshire Legal Awards - this time for both Criminal Law Firm and Law Firm of the Year awards - why not watch the awards ceremony live on the 15th December to see how we get on......

 YLA 2020 FINALIST TRANSP BLOCK Criminal Law                              YLA 2020 FINALIST TRANSP BLOCK Law Firm Small


Once again, we have been appointed as aTop 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

                   uk top tier firm 2020                                        chambers 2020




We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2019 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 comes on the back of having 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.

L500 UK Awards 2019 shortlisted logo web

2018 YLA Winner logos Criminal Law Award


  • 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