Grant Howell

For many years, Grant has worked in the family law field and is recognised as a leading individual in the legal directories. He has a busy domestic and international caseload as a partner with Charles Russell LLP including heading up its Middle East family law practice. He has an MBA in Legal Practice and was Managing Partner of Charles Russell LLP between 1999 and 2007.

Grant continues to involve himself in family law organisations at the forefront of legal training and reform. Between 1992 and 2012, he was a member of Resolution's Training Committee and spent five years on Resolution's National Committee. He was also a member of the Family Justice Council's Education and Training sub-committee and he has been a member of the Centre for Child and Family Law Reform since 2009.

On a regular basis, he writes and lectures on family law subjects. He is a General and Consultant Editor of various legal textbooks (e.g. Butterworths Family Law Service and Halsbury's Laws) and a co-author of a regular series of Financial Updates. Grant also speaks at conferences both at home and abroad.

Grant is able to utilise different forms of family dispute resolution. He is a qualified collaborative lawyer being a member of both Collaborative Family Law and Collaborative Solutions. Since its inception in 2012, he has also been centrally involved in family law arbitration. As one of the first arbitrators, he suggested setting up the Forum of Family Arbitrators for all similarly qualified and has been elected as the Forum's first Chair. He also sits on The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators Advisory Committee.

Practice areas


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Family Arbitration Panel
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (Fellow)
  • Centre for Child and Family Law Reform
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Collaborative Solutions
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Forum of Family Arbitrators (Chair)


  • LLB (Hons), Birmingham, 1977
  • MBA in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School, 2000

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