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  • accident-in-public-spaces

A Bank Holiday Usually Means Rain…

Whilst generally the weather is improving, one thing that can usually be expected with a bank holiday weekend is rain! With poor weather comes wet and slippery floors in supermarkets,…

May 26, 2023
  • burns-and scarring-injuries

Can I Bring A Personal Injury Claim If I Have Suffered Scarring?

If you have suffered from scarring as a result of an accident, you can bring a Personal Injury claim. Here at Hodge Jones and Allen, we have a highly skilled…

May 16, 2023
  • youth-crime

Age Is More Than A Number: Sentencing Adults For Offences Committed As A Child

This blog builds on my earlier blog ‘Sentencing Youths: the theory and the practice’ and addresses the correct approach to be taken when sentencing an adult for an offence committed…

May 11, 2023
  • discrimination-and-equality

Racism In Policing, From Macpherson To Casey: Has Anything Changed?

The 22nd April 2023 marked the 30th anniversary of the tragic and racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence, who was killed at a south-east London bus stop in 1993 at the…

May 10, 2023
  • wills-disputes

The Use Of Experts In Will Forgery Cases: Watts v Watts (2023)

There are many different reasons for contesting a will, these include: Incorrectly drafted wills Wills not being signed and witnessed in accordance with the law Coercion (undue influence) of the…

May 5, 2023
  • accident-at work

The Prevention Of Work Related Accidents And Diseases – World Day For Safety And Health At Work Day

Classed as a ‘fundamental right’ and recognised by the United Nations, World Day for Safety and Health at Work is part of a global strategy to raise awareness on occupational…

April 28, 2023
  • mesothelioma

International Workers’ Memorial Day

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just…

April 28, 2023
  • disrepair

Housing Disrepair Success Stories – Damp, Mould Growth And Ongoing Disrepair

The Housing Team at Hodge Jones & Allen have been defending the rights of tenants since 1977 and we understand how your life can be turned upside down when a…

April 25, 2023
  • accident-abroad

World Malaria Day 2023

25th April 2023 is World Malaria Day. A day recognised globally to highlight the need for continued investment and political commitment to help prevent and control this curable disease. What…

April 24, 2023

Earth Day

22 April marks #EarthDay2023, and with it a day of reflection and re-focussing on the actions we can take as a community to fight for a clean environment. What is…

April 21, 2023
  • housing-and-property

Living With Your Landlord – What Are Your Rights As A Lodger?

Renting as a lodger or living with your landlord appears to an increasingly common arrangement for renters living in the UK. Research last year from the house-sharing website SpareRoom found…

April 21, 2023
  • accident-in-public-spaces

The Importance Of Medical Records As Evidence In A Personal Injury Claim

Medical records form a key part of evidence in a personal injury claim. A Claimant may not necessarily appreciate the significance of what is written in their medical records in…

April 21, 2023
  • diagnosis-delays

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is #BowelCancerAwarenessMonth. Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK. National statistics show that someone dies of bowel cancer every 30 minutes. Bowel cancer is…

April 20, 2023
  • mesothelioma

Latest Developments In The Legal Battle For Mesothelioma Victims Of Asbestos-Contaminated Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder

It was reported on 5 April, that Johnson & Johnson has offered $8.9 billion to settle all lawsuits brought against the company arising out of the use of their famous…

April 19, 2023
  • court

Being A Witness In Civil Proceedings

In civil court proceedings, evidence in support of a claim can take the form of one or more of the following types: Documentary Witnesses of Fact Expert Witness evidence of…

April 18, 2023
  • accident-in-public-spaces

I Have Suffered Financial Losses As A Result Of My Personal Injury Claim. Can I Get This Money Back?

Personal injury compensation is made up of two elements: General Damages – are awarded for “pain, suffering and loss of amenity”. For the actual injuries themselves. Special Damages – are…

April 14, 2023
  • general-crime

Time To Reflect – Discussing The Criminal Justice System

This isn’t the sort of job that gives you much space to stop and think. I help my clients to consider, analyse and reflect. But my work is so intense,…

April 13, 2023
  • serious-injury

Valuing A Claim For Personal Injuries: It’s Not An Exact Science

I have been practising personal injury law and obtaining compensation for victims of accidents for nearly 30 years. I understand that no amount of money can ever compensate an individual…

April 6, 2023
  • asbestos
  • asbestos-related-disease
  • mesothelioma

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: Another Year, Same Danger….

This week of 01 April – 07 April 2023 is dedicated to Global Asbestos Awareness Week – seven days committed to increasing awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure and…

March 31, 2023
  • extradition
  • falsely-accused-of-crime

The USA Want To Extradite Me – Am I A Hopeless Pawn In A Legal Chess Game?

Facing extradition proceedings against any country is always a daunting experience, but there is something particularly unsettling when the Requesting Country is the United States. Undoubtedly the USA’s powerful role…

March 28, 2023