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DSEI protest prosecution challenge labelled ‘frivolous’ and ‘misconceived’

24th May 2016

A magistrate has labelled as ‘frivolous’ and ‘misconceived’ an appeal lodged by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to challenge the acquittals of eight people who protested at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2015 conference in London. The eight, who were acquitted on 15 April 2016 following a trial at Stratford Magistrates’ Court, had successfully claimed that…

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HJA shortlisted for two awards at forthcoming LawCareers awards

19th May 2016

Hodge Jones & Allen has been nominated for two awards – ‘Best Trainer’ and ‘Best Training Principal’. Commenting on the recently announced listings, Patrick Allen, Managing Partner said: “We are delighted to be nominated twice for our work in encouraging and developing a continual flow of great trainee lawyers.” Peter Todd, a partner in the…

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Hodge Jones & Allen celebrates promotions!

12th May 2016

Staff at Hodge Jones & Allen have been celebrating internal promotions which were recently approved by the firm’s management board. Moving up to become partners are Sophie Bell (Housing), Edward Jones (Criminal Defence) and Dawn Treloar (Clinical Negligence). Moving from Associate to Senior Associates are – Jessica Davis (Criminal Defence), Gary Monks (Crime), Kerry Spence…

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Inquest into death of 25-year old man at Luton Police station highlights police failures

11th May 2016

The jury inquest into the death of a 25-year old man who died at Luton Police station has today found that the police failed to carry out adequate welfare checks on him before he died and to properly search him. Married father of one, Istiak Yusuf from Luton was arrested by Bedfordshire police officers and taken to Luton…

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Hodge Jones & Allen boost civil liberties team with double hire

3rd May 2016

Law firm, Hodge Jones & Allen has grown its civil liberties team with the hire of new partner, Alice Hardy from Bhatt Murphy, and solicitor, Sarah Flanagan from Birnberg Peirce. Both Alice and Sarah specialise in actions against the police and have expertise representing clients at inquests. Their appointments grow the civil liberties team to…

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