A YORK solicitors’ firm is celebrating several national and regional accolades.

Howard & Byrne won the criminal law firm award at the 2021 Yorkshire Legal Awards

It was the third time they had won the award in four years.

They have retained their listings in two highly-regarded legal directories which aim to highlight the best firms in the country and one of their solicitors has been mentioned in the Legal 500 for the first time.

Partner Colin Byrne said: “It is really a reflection of the team, about what we have collectively achieved.”

He said a key factor in the recognition was the firm’s range of work within criminal and prison law, including international work.

In the 2022 edition of Legal 500, the firm has been listed in the top tier in criminal work and two of its solicitors – Colin Byrne and Kevin Blount – have individual listings. Solicitor Lee-Anne Robins-Hicks is named in the firm’s section.

The firm is also listed as a top rank firm in the 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners.