Senior Partner: Patrick Allen
Number of partners: 50
Number of associates: 28
Number of solicitors: 34
Number of other fee-earners: 37
Total staff: 234
Medical Negligence: Agata Usewicz
Criminal Defence: Raj Chada, Nigel Richardson
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: Joseph Nicholls
Civil Liberties & Human Rights: Susie Labinjoh
Wills, Trusts & Probate: Nicola Waldman
Deputyship Services: Patrick Allen, Philippa Barton
Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors offer award-winning personal legal services. The firm has experienced, top tier teams of solicitors who specialise in personal injury, medical negligence, industrial disease, civil liberties, criminal defence, Court of Protection, dispute resolution, employment, family law, financial crime and regulatory, social housing, wills and probate and property disputes. Founded in 1977, Hodge Jones & Allen has earned its unique reputation for ‘fighting for justice’. To this day the firm remains committed to providing first-class legal help to right wrongs, gain justice and the right results for clients. These strong values, including the work undertaken, has sought to become one of the UK’s most progressive law firms. For over 40 years’ the firm has been at the centre of many of the UK’s landmark legal cases that have changed the lives and rights of many people.
Senior partner, Patrick Allen is a past president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The firm is independently accredited by Lexcel and as a firm have been recognised for the work winning many major legal awards in 2019.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal Injury & Medical Negligence: 38%
Criminal Defence: 19%
Housing & Landlord/Tenant Litigation: 12%
Wills, Trusts, Probate & Deputyship: 9%
Civil Liberties: 10%
Dispute Resolution: 4%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Hodge Jones & Allen provides a wide range of legal services including:
Personal Injury:With an ever growing reputation, the personal injury lawyers act only for the victims of injury. It offers a wide range of services helping those affected by personal injuries including brain injuries, spinal injuries, fatal injuries, psychiatric injuries and amputations. Moreover, different types of accidents including at work, road traffic and accidents abroad. The team is partners with organisations such as Headway, the Spinal Injuries Association, RoadPeace and the Child Brain Injury Trust.
Medical Negligence: The team includes former nurses and a former GP who dedicate their time to represent people who have been negligently injured or suffered negligent care. The team’s expertise and reputation has led them to deal with various complex matters involving birth, brain and spinal injury and other medical negligence cases.
Criminal Defence: A cutting-edge criminal practice, representing clients in high profile cases including drugs trafficking, murder and sex crimes. The department is led by highly experienced partners, each an acknowledged expert in particular fields of criminal law.
Family Law: The specialist family law team passionately believe that sensitivity, realism and a careful approach must come first with any family matter. The team advises on all family law matters including divorce, financial arrangements, civil partnership, matters involving children including adoption and international surrogacy.
Civil Liberties & Human Rights: The firm handles the range of claims against the police, inquests and miscarriages of justice. The team represents families of soldiers seeking human rights in combat and has won sizable awards for many victims of injustice, including the Bridgewater Four and the M25 Three. The team has acted in a number of high profile cases, including representation of Neville Lawrence (father of Stephen Lawrence), the family of Fiona Pilkington as well as the mother of Ella Kissi-Debrah.
Property & Social Housing: The firm acts in a wide range of landlord and tenant contentious matters such as possession claims, disrepair claims, and breach of covenant disputes. Although the team represents mainly tenants, it also acts for private and social landlords. The team also conducts public law challenges to decisions regarding homelessness and other housing issues.
Private Client: The team provides a full-service including wills, probate intestacy and estate administration, tax advice, lasting powers of attorney and court of protection work. The team has special expertise in dealing with complex intestate estates with accredited STEP members.
Employment: The employment team advises employees and employers on the full range of employment law issues, from high-value discrimination cases to handling redundancies, contract and director disputes as well as advising HR teams in businesses on disputes, redundancies, contracts and policy drafting.
Dispute Resolution: Specialists provide a full service which includes professional negligence, contentious probate, property disputes, debt recovery, contract disputes and breach of fiduciary duty. The firm’s specialists have years of experience dealing with difficult and challenging cases and are members of professionally recognised bodies.
Financial Crime & Regulatory: The team advises individuals and companies in a broad range of whitecollar criminal and regulatory issues. The team has successfully acted in many complex, high profile cases, including FCA insider dealing, SFO EURIBOR manipulation and bribery allegations and multi-jurisdictional fraud conspiracies. The team is also currently engaged in a range of regulatory matters, including FCA action against bankers and MHRA action against healthcare companies.
Industrial Disease: The industrial disease team who are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited solicitors handle all type of industrial diseases and illness, including mesothelioma, asbestosrelated lung cancer and dermatitis claims.
Court of Protection: The specialist Court of Protection team act for clients to ensure their interests are protected. The court appoints deputies to look after the financial affairs and welfare of people who are mentally incapacitated. The team’s lawyers are known for being dedicated to acting in the best interest of their clients.
Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors aims to provide employees with the best workplace possible and each year up to ten candidates are selected to enter the firm’s highly regarded, trainee programme. The firm is incredibly proud that it is a Lex 100 Winners for 2018/19 in the following categories: job satisfaction, quality of work and client contact.