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Innovations Event 2014

Hodge Jones and Allen solicitors hosted the launch of their Innovation Report at Kings Place, Headquarters of the Guardian and Observer, and a concert and arts venue close to King’s Cross on Friday, 21 November 2014

The event was attended by 180 guests from across the legal profession.

The innovation report was the culmination of ground breaking research carried out by MORI on behalf Hodge Jones & Allen to find out the views of the legal profession on all the current challenges facing the profession including life after the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013, Lord Jackson’s reforms, maintaining access to justice, Information Technology and the courts, training and the law as a career.

The research was introduced to the reception by a prestigious panel of speakers chaired by Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow.

On the panel was Sir Keir Starmer QC (Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras) and former DPP, Fiona Bawdon legal journalist, Andrew Ritchie QC, Head of 9 Gough Square Chambers and creator of the PI private arbitration scheme and Lady Justice Gloster, Court of Appeal judge.

There was an extremely lively discussion with Questions and Answers which centred on the outcomes of the research and the recommendations laid out within the report. Download a copy here.

Innovation to improve outcomes for clients, improve efficiency in the legal process is at the centre of Hodge Jones & Allen daily work, Innovations include:

  • The development of an APP to provide clients with useful information, advice and contact numbers, if they are arrested. The app is available for download from the Google App Store as well as the Apple App Store.
  • Modelling of personal injury cases to identify factors that lead to successful client and commercial outcomes
  • Offering on-line fixed price advice to litigants in person on how to conduct their case

Details of more innovations will appear on these webpages, throughout 2015.