Senior Partner: Patrick Allen
Managing Partner: Vidisha Joshi
Number of partners: 47
Assistant solicitors: 31
Other fee-earners: 38
Total staff: 219
Medical Negligence: Agata Usewicz
Criminal Defence: 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: Vidisha Joshi
Dispute Resolutions: Chun Wong
Employment: Homa Wilson
Civil Liberties & Human Rights: Jocelyn Cockburn, Susie Labinjoh
Wills, Trusts & Probate: Ian Lane
Deputyship Services: Patrick Allen
THE FIRM Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors Limited offers 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, military claims, serious fraud, social housing, wills & 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.
Vidisha Joshi is the Managing Partner. Senior partner, Patrick Allen is a past president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The firm is independently accredited by Investors in People (Gold standard) and Lexcel. Hodge Jones & Allen has been recognised in many major legal awards.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal Injury & Medical Negligence: 27%
Criminal Defence: 18%
Housing & Landlord/Tenant Litigation: 11%
Wills, Trusts & Probate: 5%
Civil Liberties: 9%
Dispute Resolution/Employment: 4%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Hodge Jones & Allen provides a wide range of legal services in:
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, Spinal Injuries Association and Child Brain Injury Trust.
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.
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.
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, civil partnership, matters involving children, international surrogacy and financial arrangements.
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) and the family of Fiona Pilkington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fraud and financial crime team is headed by specialist partner John Hartley. The team has helped various clients with white collar crime issues. The team has several notable cases including the multimillion pound ponzi fraud, bribery cases and whistleblowing cases. As well as providing a service to individuals, the team regularly advise companies on investigations which may be carried out by a range of regulatory bodies.
The industrial disease team who are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited solicitors handle all type of industrial diseases and illness, including mesothelioma, asbestos-related 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.
RECRUITMENT Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors Limited 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, structured programme for trainee lawyers.