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  • road-traffic-accident

Do UK Road Users Know The Highway Code?

How well do UK road users know the highway code? We surveyed 2,000 UK drivers to test them on crucial parts of the Highway Code, to reveal just how clued-up…

March 24, 2023
  • falsely-accused-of-crime

Selfie Incriminating Evidence: A Guide to Mobile Phone Evidence in Criminal Proceedings – Part One

Smartphones are a staple of modern day life. Whether you are playing Angry Birds at the bus stop, watching Netflix during a lunchbreak, using Google Maps while you drive or…

March 22, 2023
  • inheritance-tax

The Government’s Inheritance Tax Giveaway To Society’s Richest

Was inheritance tax mentioned in the budget? Barely. But a look beneath the surface shows that the removal of a key pension threshold will enable the richest in society to,…

March 22, 2023
  • accident-in-public-spaces

Is It Possible To Split The Blame In A Personal Injury Claim?

You may have read recently about TV presenter Dan Walker being involved in an accident when he was cycling. Walker posted his pictures of his injuries on social media and…

March 21, 2023
  • court
  • supreme-court

What Documents Can Be Disclosed From A Court Case?

Most civil proceedings are held in open public court and copies of judgments are readily available from websites such BAILII. This is in line with the upholding of open justice.…

March 17, 2023
  • brain-injury
  • cerebral-palsy

March Marks The Awareness Of Cerebral Palsy Month

Cerebral Palsy is a permanent neurological condition which affects normal movement, muscle tone, balance and co-ordination. In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 400 children are born with...

March 13, 2023
  • court

Ministry of Justice Reverse Increase In Sentencing Powers Of Magistrates

On 2nd May 2022, the sentencing powers of magistrates were increased from six months to one year, in an attempt to ease the backlog in the courts. At the time,…

March 10, 2023
  • extradition

Are You Facing Extradition Proceedings In The UK? Here’s What You Must Know Before Instructing A Solicitor.

If you have become a Requested Person in extradition proceedings in the UK your arrest and first appearance in court were likely a stressful, foreign and intimidating experience. Every year…


Flaming Fundraiser Challenge for The Children’s Trust

On 2nd March, we were very excited to volunteer at the Firewalk event organised by The Children’s Trust. Both of us assist child clients who have suffered a brain injury,…

March 7, 2023
  • asbestos
  • mesothelioma

Exposure To Asbestos Dust From A Family Member’s Contaminated Work Clothes

The specialist Asbestos disease team at Hodge Jones & Allen assist Mesothelioma sufferers and their families every day. Many clients were exposed to Asbestos dust through their work carried out…

March 2, 2023
  • disrepair

Housing Disrepair Success Stories – No Hot Water or Heating & Cracks in Ceiling

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…

March 1, 2023
  • residential-property-disputes

Loss of Amenity From The Presence Of Japanese Knotweed – The Final Word In Davies v Bridgend County Borough Council (2023)

We recently reported on the case of Downing v Henderson (2023) where a buyer sued their previous seller for misrepresentation on the existence of Japanese Knotweed. The Dangers Of Knotweed…

March 1, 2023
  • general-crime

I Was Racially Profiled And Manhandled By The Police, Now They Have Charged Me With A Criminal Offence

Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, a recent CPS study concluded that black and minority ethnic individuals are significantly more likely to be charged than their white counterparts. As criminal defence lawyers, we…

February 28, 2023
  • personal-injury

Self-Injury Awareness Day – 1st March 2023

Our aim with our blogs is to inform and assist. A word of caution around the information provided below which considers self-injury, particularly the types, why people may choose this…

February 27, 2023
  • accident-in-public-spaces

Dog Bite Claims: Can I Claim Compensation For A Dog Bite Injury?

Owning a dog is a popular choice. However, unfortunately, it is without a doubt that there has been an upsurge in dog bite incidents. Dog owners have a responsibility to…

February 24, 2023
  • housing-discrimination

What Is No DSS And Can A Landlord Refuse Me Housing If I Receive Benefits?

What is no DSS? ‘No DSS’ is a policy that you may have seen on housing advertisements if you have been looking for a property. If you see ‘no DSS’,…

February 23, 2023
  • court

Transparency In Family Courts – A Work In Progress

Open Justice This is a key principle of our legal system. Up and down the country, courts sit every day in open court, ie where members of the public and…

February 21, 2023

Marriage: Changes in the law

Under the Age of Marriage Act 1929, the minimum age of marriage was 16, if parental permission was given. On Monday 27 February 2023 this is changing to only allow…

February 20, 2023
  • child-law
  • divorce

The Unseen Client – A Child’s Rights In Family Proceedings

The guiding ethos at Hodge Jones & Allen is to Fight For What Is Right – but what is ‘right’ in private family law proceedings? In some cases this is…

February 16, 2023
  • compensation

The Impact A Personal Injury Claim Can Have On Family Members

Life changing personal injuries are one of the worst an individual can suffer. Severe personal injuries can cause trauma, mobility issues and life changing medical support for the rest of…

February 15, 2023