Howard has a broadly based common law practice.
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 is acting on behalf of an interested party in the inquests resulting from the London Bridge / Borough Market terrorist attack, as well as in a number of other high profile inquests.
He is acting for ABTA who have been given permission to intervene in the appeal to the Supreme Court in X v Kuoni – the first time the 1992 Package Travel Regulations will have been considered at the highest appellate level.
Other cases in which Howard is currently instructed include catastrophic personal injury claims (involving variously brain injury, paralysis and amputation) and appeals to the Privy Council.
Howard has extensive experience of catastrophic personal injury work arising from disasters and accidents occurring in the UK and abroad – both at first instance and on appeal.
Much of his work has a foreign dimension, including jurisdiction and conflict of law issues. He is regularly instructed by tour operators and insurers in high profile fatal accident and personal injury cases, group litigation, recovery actions and inquests. He also advises the travel industry on a wide range of issues.
He has advised in connection with the Grenfell Tower disaster.
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  UKPC 7, heard with  UKSC 8 – the first time appeals in the Supreme Court and Privy Council have been heard together.
For details of some of the cases on which Howard has worked, including reported cases in the Supreme Court, Privy Council and Court of Appeal, click on the cases tab below.
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.
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)