Grant Howell

Grant Howell

Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer and Arbitrator

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Phone: +44 (0)20 7203 5127


Grant has dealt with family law matters for many years and is a partner at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, having been Managing Partner for eight years.  Whether he is handling a pre-nuptial agreement, a divorce, children issues, a cohabitation matter or a civil partnership his focus is always on how best to resolve the matter from the point of view of the person needing the assistance. Using the collaborative process has proved particularly helpful in achieving this aim as has, if it has not been possible to agree upon the outcome, choosing arbitration. Grant is one of the first to qualify in England and Wales as an arbitrator and chairs the Forum of Family Arbitrators.

In addition to his many English clients, Grant acts for people from all parts of the world and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He also heads up his firm’s Middle East Family Law practice.

Grant’s expertise is recognized in the directories which refer to him as a “master tactician” and also to his “formidable intellect and great attention to detail on the one hand, with a warmth and practicality on the other”. He frequently writes articles and lectures at family law conferences and is also Joint General Editor of a leading family law text book. He has been involved in family law organisations at the forefront of legal training and reform for many years.

Read Grant’s Blog: Middle-East Family Focus