Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors Limited

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Senior Partner: Patrick Allen
Number of partners: 48
Number of associates: 30
Number of solicitors: 34
Number of other fee-earners: 48
Total: 160
Total staff: 218

Medical Negligence:
Agata Usewicz
Criminal Defence: Raj Chada
Family & Children: Jacqueline Major
Industrial Disease: Isobel Lovett
Housing Litigation: Jayesh Kunwardia
Multi-Party (PI/Med Neg/Product Liability): Peter Todd
Personal Injury: Leticia Williams
Dispute Resolution: Chun Wong
Financial Crime & Regulatory: Kiran Mehta, Ruth Harris, Raj Chada
Employment: Susie Al-Qassab
Civil Liberties & Human Rights: Susie Labinjoh
Wills, Trusts & Probate: Nicola Waldman
Deputyship Services: Patrick Allen, Philippa Barton


Founded in 1977, Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors is one of the UK’s most progressive law firms, known for its unique commitment to ‘fighting for justice’ and offering top quality, award-winning personal legal services. For over four decades the firm has been at the forefront of many of the UK’s landmark legal cases, from representing those injured in the 1987 Kings Cross Fire to fighting on behalf of former residents of Grenfell Tower. Managing Partner, Patrick Allen – a founding member of the firm and a former president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) - leads experienced, top-tier teams of solicitors who provide legal advice and support in an extensive range of practice areas. The firm remains wholly committed to its founding ethos, consistently providing top-tier legal help to right wrongs, secure justice and achieve the results that clients deserve.

Personal Injury & Medical Negligence:
Criminal Defence: 19%
Family: 5%
Housing & Landlord/Tenant Litigation: 11%
Wills, Trusts, Probate & Deputyship: 9%
Civil Liberties & Human Rights: 9%
Dispute Resolution: 4%
Employment: 3%
Industrial Disease: 3%


Personal Injury:
Well-known, large specialist team of personal injury lawyers acting only for those negligently injured. They handle serious/complex injuries, including brain, spinal, amputations and fatalities. Other specialist teams advise on accidents at work, in public places and abroad and all types of Road Traffic Accidents. The team actively supports organisations including Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) and Headway.

Medical Negligence:
Highly experienced team of practitioners with a strong reputation for representing claimants with complex matters including birth, brain and spinal injuries. Known for their broad medical knowledge and commitment to client care. The team includes former medical practitioners and nurses.

Criminal Defence:
Cutting-edge criminal practice regularly represents clients involved in high profile cases, including allegations of murder, terrorism, drugs trafficking and sexual crimes. A team of highly experienced partners, all of whom are recognised as leading experts in their particular fields of criminal law.

Family Law:
Specialist family law team who passionately believe in taking a holistic approach, dealing with matters with a mix of sensitivity, realism and rigour. They advise high net worth individuals on all areas of family law, including divorce, financial arrangements, civil partnerships, mediation and matters involving children.

Civil Liberties & Human Rights:
Renowned for its devotion to helping clients fight for justice, the civil liberties solicitors regularly act in many high-profile cases and claims against the state. Respected for handling inquests and miscarriages of justice and known for representing Neville Lawrence (father of Stephen Lawrence), Grenfell Tower residents, Fiona Pilkington’s family and the mother of Ella Kissi-Debrah.

Property & Social Housing:
The experienced housing and property practice regularly act for tenants facing evictions, disrepair issues, housing discrimination and homelessness, whilst also advising landlords and home-owners in boundary disputes, leasehold disputes and matters involving restrictive covenants. The specialist team are known for challenging authority decisions via judicial review, most recently challenging the legality of HS2 tunnel approach into Euston.

Private Client:
Experienced and diligent team provide a full range of private client services, including wills, estate administration, tax advice and powers of attorney. They specialise in handling complex intestate estates, often acting for high net-worth individuals and those with overseas assets.

Specialist solicitors for both employees and employers on a wide range of employment law issues - complex discrimination cases and senior-level exits to redundancies and director disputes. They provide training to in-house HR teams; advise on disputes, employment contracts and policies.

Dispute Resolution:
Specialists acting in claims for professional negligence, contentious probate, debt recovery, contract disputes and breach of fiduciary duty. The team have a proven track record of using their experience and tenacity to secure a favourable outcome for their clients, whether businesses or individuals.

Financial Crime & Regulatory:
The team advise individuals and companies facing the most serious allegations, dealing with a wide range of white-collar criminal and regulatory investigations. They have successfully acted in many complex, high profile cases, including FCA insider dealing, SFO EURIBOR manipulation and bribery allegations and multi-jurisdictional fraud conspiracies. Regulatory matters include FCA action against bankers and MHRA action against healthcare companies.

Industrial Disease:
A highly experienced team of specialist solicitors dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by asbestos. APIL-accredited solicitors, known for taking an empathetic approach to their work and a successful track record in securing compensation. They often act in complex cases, including those where the claimant has passed away or their former employer is no longer trading.

Court of Protection:
The specialist team act for clients who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions; ensuring their interests are protected. They assist clients with deputyships, personal injury trusts and statutory wills, always ensuring that they provide a personal, empathetic service and pragmatic advice.

Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors aims to provide employees with the best working support and environment possible. Previous Lex100 Winners recognised for job satisfaction, quality of work and client contact. Each year up to ten candidates are selected to enter the firm’s highly regarded trainee programme.


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London (Firms)

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
Band 3
Financial Crime: Individuals
Band 4
Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant
Band 3

Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant
Band 2
Civil Liberties & Human Rights
Band 2

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

Agata Usewicz
Band 3


Mike Schwarz
Band 2

Crime: Extradition

Edward Jones
Band 3

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Senior Statespeople
Patrick AllenPersonal Injury: Mainly Claimant
Band 1
Jocelyn CockburnCivil Liberties & Human Rights
Susie LabinjohPolice Law: Mainly Claimant
Jayesh KunwardiaSocial Housing: Tenants
Band 2
Jocelyn CockburnAdministrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant
Mike SchwarzCivil Liberties & Human Rights
Susie LabinjohCivil Liberties & Human Rights
Isobel LovettPersonal Injury: Mainly Claimant: Industrial Disease
Alice HardyPolice Law: Mainly Claimant
Jocelyn CockburnPolice Law: Mainly Claimant
Sasha BartonPolice Law: Mainly Claimant
Peter ToddProduct Liability: Mainly Claimant
Daniel FitzpatrickSocial Housing: Tenants
Band 3
Susie LabinjohAdministrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant
Nancy CollinsCivil Liberties & Human Rights
Sasha BartonCivil Liberties & Human Rights
Nancy CollinsCivil Liberties & Human Rights: Prison Law

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180 North Gower Street


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