Howard Gibbons qualified as a Solicitor in October 1985 after completing his training (then known as Articles of Clerkship) with Trowers & Hamlins then in Lincoln’s Inn. Howard recalls how he often used to see the then Master of the Rolls Lord Denning walking through New Square Lincoln’s Inn at lunchtime.
Upon qualification Howard’s first post was with Booth Bennett & Co in Uxbridge where he undertook all of the non-contentious work for what was largely a Court based firm. Howard moved back to London in November 1987 when he was appointed as an assistant solicitor at Amhurst Brown Colombotti a West End firm whose offices were in Duke Street St James a lovely part of London just off Piccadilly and near to Jermyn Street. Howard became a salaried partner and handling various aspects of property and other matters for wealthy individuals who in many instances were very well known.
In October 1998 Howard was appointed as a partner with Kingsley Napley Solicitors in the City where he undertook a great deal of commercial property matters and he remained there until commencing the practice of Gibbons Solicitors in Hadleigh Suffolk in June 2002.
Howard enjoys working closely with his clients and could fairly be described as a “colourful” character. Howard has since a young age been “mad” about cars and particularly Rolls-Royce and Bentley of which he has owned various models and enjoys spending some spare time at car rallies. Howard is also musical having had the benefit of a Scholarship at the Junior Royal College of Music in South Kensington from the age of eleven to eighteen. Howard loves to relax by playing light numbers on his piano.