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Patrick qualified as a solicitor in 1977 when he founded Hodge Jones & Allen in Camden with Henry Hodge and Peter Jones. He was the firm’s Managing Partner and became senior partner following Henry’s retirement in 1998. Patrick specialises in complex personal injury and multi-party cases. He led the HJA team that managed Gulf War illness claims for UK veterans and the New Cross Fire inquest. He also managed the MMR and Sheep Dip multi-party actions and played a lead role in the King’s Cross Fire and Marchioness Litigation on behalf of claimants. He assisted a number of women sent to Magdalene Laundries to claim compensation. He acted for Leigh Day in the initial stages of the claims brought against them by the SRA. He is a member of the HJA team working on Hillsborough and Grenfell claims, the enquiry into the death of a construction worker in Qatar and the leading case of Al Najar v Cumberland Hotel. Patrick received the 2017 Solicitors Journal Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the legal profession and access to justice over forty years.


Articles Offenbach & Co 1974-76. Qualified 1977, founded Hodge Jones & Allen, Senior Partner.

Professional Memberships

President of APIL 2002-03; Senior Fellow, APIL; Law Society Council 2002-06, Law Society Civil Justice Committee 2002 to 2017; Forum of Claimant Injury Solicitors (FoCIS); Deputy District Judge 1997-2014.


St Catherine's College, Oxford 1969-1972. Married to GP, two daughters. Lives Camden Town, London. Interests – jazz and classical piano, growing vegetables, windsurfing, hill walking, opera, theatre, Arsenal FC.