Having looked up the Hodge Jones & Allen criminal defence team you probably need someone who can really help you. You probably also know the outcome of your case depends to a great extent on how committed and how good your legal team is. You probably also know, increasingly, that all criminal lawyers are not the same.
Hodge Jones & Allen have built up the expertise that comes from practicing criminal law as a team for 40 years. Constant success has seen the team gradually grow to become one of the largest and strongest in London and in the country. Over all that time, we have defended in just about every possible type of offence which can come before a criminal court and we’ve come across, and successfully argued, most points of law.
We have dealt with some of the biggest and most high-profile cases to come before the courts, and with those which many people would consider minor or petty, but which meant everything to our particular client. So, while we have a number of specialists and specialisms (including Pam on financial crime, Raj on protest cases, Nigel and Myles working on sexual freedoms, drug trafficking allegations, driving matters or Sandra and her team helping young people) which you can read about elsewhere in these pages, we can provide expertise in all criminal defence and related work.
As well as our unmatched history, we are at the cutting edge of criminal defence. Our reputation allows us to pick the best and most committed criminal lawyers practicing today. And, while our clients will have one or two lawyers dedicated to their case, it’s really a team effort – we constantly swap information, experiences, ideas and recommendations between the two dozen solicitors and barristers in the department. How might this affect you? Well, if your case requires a handwriting expert, several members of the team will have had recent experience of the specialist who is leading the field; if your lawyer wants to mount an ‘abuse of process’ argument to get your case dismissed, they will have their draft peer-reviewed by experienced colleagues. It’s strength in depth.
The department has four decades of experience and have long undertaken both privately funded and Legal Aid work. With one of the largest and longest standing teams of criminal lawyers available anywhere in the country, we are more likely than almost anyone else to have helped someone in exactly the situation you are in. If you feel we may be the people who can help you, the sooner we are fighting your corner the more we can do. In an emergency we will be there to answer your call and come and represent you 24 hours a day.