Proud to be normal people

We might be legal experts by profession, but our ethos is firmly focused on the fact we are a friendly team of normal people, ready to provide jargon free, no nonsense legal advice. This more approachable legal service is paired with an absolute pride in our strong heritage supporting Plymouth, Ivybridge and the surrounding areas.

What our team say

A friendly and personable firm with very good core values


The partners are always approachable, friendly, and happy to listen


Why work for Howard & Over?

Nurturing & Collaborative

As part of the Howard & Over team you will be part of an open and collaborative working environment with a management team focused on providing a supportive working environment where everyone can feel valued and grow.

Heritage is at it’s heart

Our foundations in Plymouth, Ivybridge and the surrounding areas will always be at the heart of the business. Our team love the region and we are proud of our local knowledge and local focus.



Customer experience at it’s core

With customer experience and service, a central pillar of the brand training is an integral part of our DNA

Our unique values

Small but mighty

Small but mighty

Proud to be a regional expert

People first

People first

Many of our clients go on to become friends

Service focus

Service focus

Dedicated to providing exceptional service

Respecting others

Respecting others

Treat colleagues with respect and fairness

Act with integrity

Act with integrity

Be honest and supportive

Collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

We’re all team players

Current Posts

Job Description: Experienced Residential Conveyancer

Are you an experienced residential conveyancer looking for an exciting career change? 

Do you love the idea of working for a friendly and ambitious local law firm voted as law firm of the year?

Well, we could have just the role for you. We are currently on the lookout for a new residential conveyancer to join our thriving Ivybridge team. 

The Purpose of the Job: 

  • To provide quality advice and represent the clients of the Firm 
  • To generate and increase the business to The Firm by delivering an exceptional quality of service.
  • To maintain the reputation of the firm by providing a professional and high-quality legal service to its clients. 

What we are looking for: 

We are seeking a skilled conveyancer to join our dynamic legal team at Howard & Over. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years of Post-Qualified Experience (PQE), specialising in the area of conveyancing with a specialism in residential. 

Job Specification 

This job will be considered for a full time or part time conveyancer. They will specialise in all aspects of residential property including purchases, sales, remortgages and transfers of equity. The role will be based in our Ivybridge office, a small and friendly local team offering a vibrant working environment In one of our most prominent locations. You will have a full time assistant and support within this role.

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

1. To provide quality advice to clients, ensuring every case is dealt with in an efficient and effective manner. 

2. To represent the client or arrange representation for the client at Court or other tribunals as required. 

3. To ensure that client files and records are properly maintained in accordance with the office practice manual and any other systems defined by the firm. 

4. To ensure that you act in adherence with clients' requests, in a timely matter. 

5. To always act in accordance with the latest legislation as outlined by Law Society/ SRA or outlined in compulsory professional development.

Want to find out more about this exciting new role? 

Contact the Howard & Over team today

Job Description: Contentious Probate Litigator

We are seeking a skilled Contentious Probate Litigator to join our dynamic legal team at Howard & Over. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years of Post-Qualified Experience (PQE), specialising in the area of contentious probate. In this role you will have the opportunity to expand upon an existing caseload, demonstrating your expertise in handling complex probate disputes. Additionally, a proven history of effectively managing junior fee earners and a client following would be advantageous, although not required. The right candidate has the potential to achieve partnership within five years.

What to expect from a role at Howard and Over 

At Howard & Over, we foster an inclusive and supportive work environment that encourages professional growth and collaboration, where the ability to work in a harmonious atmosphere is valued as highly as achieving cost targets. If you are a highly motivated Contentious Probate Litigator with a strong track record in managing complex cases and nurturing junior talent, we encourage you to apply and become a part of our award-winning firm.

Are you ready to be part of our team?

Contact us