About Rubric Law

Be confident with our fresh and holistic legal expertise and business experience at Rubric.

Come for our corporate and commercial work. Stay for the enhanced real estate and employment legal services. In a world of standardisation, Rubric speaks volumes with a reasonable and professional legal voice.

  • Our advice is sound and effective – easily accessible with a total package that rivals larger firms.

  • We do what we say – our guaranteed communication charter means you know what to expect from us and when.
  • We celebrate the individual – encouraging dynamic relationships between our team and you.

  • We relish a fresh challenge – every new journey is approached by drawing on our experience and skills.

At Rubric, we use leading legal software to deliver our services and keep us on track. We have a secure and easy to use client-friendly portal to encourage clear communication – between everyone.

If you’d rather use phone calls, apps, virtual meetings, emails or postal updates, that’s no problem. Whatever works for you, works for us.

Meet the team

James Howell

Managing Director

James knew that a traditional law firm was not going to work for him. As a sociable, entrepreneurial person, James established Rubric to deliver approachable, engaging and unstuffy legal services: the way clients want.

His vision is a truly different legal advice service: one that hasn’t always got an eye on the clock and delivers more than just a document and a bill. A big biscuit fan, James enjoys nothing more than long walks on sunny days, playing guitar and watching his son play rugby and football.

Lisa Butcher

Head of Business Operations

Lisa joined Rubric in 2015 to support the office, part-time. Following numerous attempts to convince her to move full time, she did in 2020. Now head of business operations, she handles all things financial, HR and admin and is chief biscuit provider.

She loves walking and getting out at the weekend to see as much of the countryside as possible. Her goal in life is to be happy, find the positive in everything and retire to the North Devon coast, maybe climbing a few mountains along the way.