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About us

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP has represented ordinary people caught up in the most extraordinary events for over three decades.

Hodge Jones & Allen was founded in 1977 by Henry Hodge, Peter Jones & Patrick Allen with offices on Camden High Street. To this day the firm remains committed to providing first-class legal help to individuals and organisations alike, based on a strong set of ethical values that permeate throughout the firm. Patrick Allen was the first managing partner and still leads the firm with passion and enthusiasm 39 years on.

Our philosophy has always been to enable individuals to have access to justice where otherwise they might be denied it and this ethos remains as strong today as it did back then. We strive to right wrongs, achieve justice for all and get the very best result for our clients.

These strong values, including the work we undertake, define us, and sit at the heart of what we do. Our results and client feedback speaks for itself and we are justifiably proud of what we achieve. In the last three years Hodge Jones & Allen has either been shortlisted or won 20 major legal awards, including being shortlisted for the Halsbury Legal Awards 2014 as best law firm of the year.

Today, Hodge Jones & Allen LLP comprises 220 employees including 90 lawyers practising in over nine distinct areas of law.

“The idea was to create a law firm that would do things differently. We wanted to be a firm with a radical edge that would fight injustice, right wrongs and defend people’s rights, as well as undertake all the other services that solicitors’ firms do for individual clients.

“We have been on the forefront of the legal sector – changing lives, making headlines and advancing the law – since our inception and hope to continue this for many years to come.”

Patrick Allen | Senior Partner 

Ranked In Chambers UK 2017

 

Described by market sources as “a legend.”

View film of Patrick Allen speaking more about the Firm.

 

  • Company Awards

    Hodge Jones & Allen is highly regarded within the legal world and is recognised as a Tier 1 firm across a number of disciplines. Recognition includes:

     

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    “They prepare cases excellently, they have a high success rate and they are a delight to deal with.” Chambers UK, A Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession

     

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    Hodge Jones & Allen LLP is noted for its ‘commitment to vulnerable and disadvantaged claimants’ and ‘provides excellent value’. Legal 500

     

    The firm has also been highly commended and shortlisted for the following awards:

    HJA Environmental Team – Highly commended for legal sector alliance award for excellence in environmental responsibility – The Law Society Excellence Awards 2013

    Hodge Jones & Allen – Shortlisted for firm/not for profit agency – Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2014

    Hodge Jones & Allen – Shortlisted for law firm of the year – Halsbury Legal Awards 2014

  • Individual Awards

    Jocelyn Cockburn – Winner of The Lawyer Awards – Partner of the Year 2012 and Highly Commended for Legal Personality of the Year 2013 (The Law Society Excellence Awards 2013)

    Jocelyn is a partner in the Hodge Jones & Allen Civil Liberties team. Jocelyn is known for her work on cases such as Stephen Lawrence (she represents Stephen’s father Neville Lawrence) and Fiona Pilkington, as well as high profile military claims. Jocelyn is a well-known and respected media commentator.

    Raj Chada – Winner of Criminal Lawyer of the Year 2012 (Legal Aid lawyer of the Year awards) and highly commended for Solicitor Advocate of the Year (Law Society Excellence Awards 2014)

    Raj is a partner in the Hodge Jones & Allen Criminal Defence team. He won the criminal lawyer category of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2012, primarily for his public order and protest law practice. Raj has represented clients in all major protests in 2012, including Fortnum and Mason & Dale Farm.

    Myles Jackman – Winner of Junior lawyer of the Year Awards 2012 (Law Society Excellence Awards)

    Myles is a consultant in the Hodge Jones & Allen Criminal Defence team. He practises in general crime, but has developed a niche in Pornography and Obscenity offences.

    Sarah Harman – Winner of the Outstanding contribution to patient safety and justice awards – solicitors category (Actions Against Medical Accidents Awards)

    Sarah is a partner in the Hodge Jones & Allen Medical Negligence team. She joined forces with Hodge Jones and Allen in October 2012 from her own practice in Kent. Her cases include high profile claims and group actions, such as Kent and Canterbury cervical smear claims.

    Sasha Barton – Shortlisted for Young Legal Aid Solicitor of the Year (Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2012)

    Natalie Sedacca – Shortlisted for Legal Aid Newcomer of the Year (Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2013)

    Pamela Reddy – Shortlisted for Legal Business Woman of the Year (Law Society Excellence Awards 2014)

    Clair Hilder – Shortlisted for Legal Aid Newcomer of the Year (Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2014)

    Nicholas Dent – Shortlisted for Criminal Defence (Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2014)

    Anna-Louise Thwaites – Shortlisted for Inquests/Actions Against the State (Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2014)

    Julie Say – Shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice (Law Society Excellence Awards 2014)