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Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors Limited

Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant

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What the team is known for

Notable emphasis on claims involving miscarriages of justice and the rights of protesters. Typically acts for individuals adversely affected by decisions of the police, the CPS, central government departments, coroners and other public bodies. Extensive experience representing bereaved families in inquests considering deaths in police custody, prison and psychiatric hospitals. Additional capabilities include public law challenges relating to social housing. Continues to be involved in major public inquiries.

Strengths

A source reports: "Hodge Jones & Allen have been remarkably consistent, client-focused, detail-oriented and goal-specific. I have benefited immensely from their guidance, wisdom and advice."

Work highlights

Represented the family of Ella Kissi-Debrah in securing a new inquest to determine whether her death was avoidable and whether air pollution contributed to her death.

Notable practitioners

Jocelyn Cockburn has a leading public law practice and is recognised for her high-profile work on inquests and public inquiries for bereaved families, including right to life matters.

The "really impressive" Susie Labinjoh focuses her practice on civil actions against the police and compensation claims for miscarriage of justice victims.

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Overview

Who we are:

Hodge Jones & Allen pursues public law challenges arising from areas of law in which we have expertise including: crime, actions against the police, miscarriages of justice, inquests, personal injury and clinical negligence. Our expertise in these areas allows us to identify and act upon unlawful decisions and to find creative routes to hold public bodies to account.

Our areas of expertise include: 

We advise on challenges concerning failures of prisons to prevent mentally unwell inmates from committing suicide, failures of care homes to adequately care for residents, police failures to conduct effective rape investigations, NHS failure’s to provide life-sustaining treatment, and the government’s failure to reduce pollution levels.

We’re committed to assisting those who are weak, vulnerable and those whose voices are not heard. We seek to pursue both high profile cases and those which are of particular significance to individuals affected by unjust decisions. We advise on when complaints should be pursued or matters directed to an Ombudsman or other complaint body, prior to or instead of pursuing public law challenges through the courts. We look at all funding options for public law cases.  We have expertise of acting for NGOs and charities which intervene in support of critical legal challenges.

We also have expertise representing individuals in public inquiries and assist in ensuring that individuals’ concerns are properly explored by public inquiries.

Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant Department

Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors Limited

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Department location

180 North Gower Street

London

Greater London

UK

NW1 2NB

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant


Jocelyn Cockburn
Band 2
Susie Labinjoh
Band 3