Howard has a broadly based common law practice, including both first instance and appellate work.
In 2018 he was awarded Silk of the Year by the Legal 500 (Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence).
Howard represented the tour operator in the inquests into the deaths of 30 British nationals in the terrorist attack in Tunisia in 2015, and is currently instructed in related civil proceedings.
He also acted on behalf of an interested party in the inquests resulting from the London Bridge / Borough Market terrorist attack, and is currently instructed in a number of other high profile inquests.
Other recent work includes representing ABTA in the appeal to the Supreme Court in X v. Kuoni – the first time the 1992 Package Travel Regulations have been considered at the highest appellate level (and now the subject of a reference to the CJEU); advising in connection with the Grenfell Tower disaster; and a number of appeals to the Privy Council.
Much of Howard’s work has a cross-border dimension, including jurisdiction and conflict of law issues.
He is regularly instructed by tour operators and insurers in connection with high profile litigation and advises the travel industry on a wide range of issues.
He has extensive experience of catastrophic personal injury claims, group litigation, inquests and recovery actions, arising from disasters and accidents occurring in the UK and abroad. He is currently instructed in a number of cases involving variously severe brain injury, paralysis and amputation.
Howard’s appellate work is varied, and includes cases in the Supreme Court, Privy Council and Court of Appeal.
He is frequently instructed by foreign governments and has appeared in numerous applications and appeals in the Privy Council, including constitutional, public law, human rights, extradition and criminal cases.
He has appeared in landmark constitutional and criminal cases in the Privy Council, including Ruddock v. The Queen  UKPC 7, heard with R v Jogee  UKSC 8 – the first time appeals in the Supreme Court and Privy Council have been heard together.
Howard also has experience of the CJEU, and has appeared before the Inter American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica, acting for a state party to a treaty.
For details of some of Howard’s cases, including reported cases in the Supreme Court, Privy Council and Court of Appeal, click on the cases tab below.
Legal 500 UK Awards (2018)
Legal 500 (2018)
Legal 500 (2017)
Legal 500 (2016)
Chambers & Partners 2019
Chambers & Partners 2018
Chambers & Partners 2017
Chambers & Partners 2016
Commonwealth Lawyers' Association
University of Durham (Modern Languages)
City University (Law)