Times Lawyer of the Week
Hodge Jones & Allen partner, Jocelyn Cockburn, is this
week's Times Lawyer of the Week.
Jocelyn, who practices civil liberties law, won a
landmark ruling at the Court of Appeal on 18 May 2009.
Her client, Catherine Smith, lost her son, Jason, who died of
heatstroke whilst serving in Iraq in 2003. The judgment states
that the Human Rights Act 1998 applies to British Armed Services,
even whilst they are in combat.
Jocelyn joined Hodge
Jones & Allen in 2004. Other cases she has handled
recently which have had media attention include conducting a
judicial review of the Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of
Neville Lawrence, the father of Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered
aged 18, in 1993. She is also representing Sue Smith and other
families of soldiers who have died in Snatch Land Rovers whilst
serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Times runs a Law section every Thursday, with a Lawyer of
the Week column, often featuring a lawyer who has had a recent
successful outcome to a case or has been in the media spotlight for
View Jocelyn's interview in
The Times online: Lawyer of the Week.