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One third of law firms now owned by women

8th March 2017 - Lawyer 2B

More than a third of law firms in England and Wales are now majority-owned by women, the Law Society has said.

Law Society president Robert Bourns said: “The proportion of law firms majority owned by women far outstrips the national estimate of women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs), reflecting the changing culture in the legal sector.”

The organisation estimates that 34 per cent of the 9,403 law firms in England and Wales in 2015 have a majority of women in the partnership. This compares to an estimate that 21 per cent of SMEs nationwide are female-owned.

The Lawyer’s own research shows that just nine firms in the UK top 200 are majority-female at partnership level. Of those, Hodge Jones & Allen is the most female-heavy – 71 per cent of partners are women. #IWD2017

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Headway grateful to receive unclaimed money

1st March 2017 - Headway

Headway has thanked solicitors firm Hodge Jones & Allen after it chose to donate £13,237 of unclaimed money to the charity. The firm, which has been on Headway’s Solicitor’s Directory for more than eight years, decided to allocate the funds to the charity having seen the great work it does to support brain injury survivors. Unclaimed client account balances are sums of money which lie dormant in the client account of many firms of solicitors, often untouched for years.

 

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Lord Justice Jackson unveils ‘extensive’ fixed costs regime

30th January 2017 - Solicitors Journal

Lawyers react to ‘perverse’ and ‘unworkable’ proposals that incentivise undesirable defendant behaviour.

A radical ‘one size fits all’ approach to costs would be ‘perverse’ and unfair, only benefit defendants with deep pockets, and raise significant concerns over access to justice, lawyers have warned as Lord Justice Jackson considers extending fixed costs to cases worth up to £250,000.

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Celebrating Christmas with 100 pensioners

8th December 2016 - Maria Fidelis Catholic School

Ed Veale, solicitor, at Hodge Jones & Allen popped along to Maria Fidelis School today to present two hampers for the school’s annual pensioners Christmas party.

 

Ed Veale presenting donation to Mark Anthony

Deputy Headteacher Mark Anthony received the hampers from Ed before the evening’s festivities begin. Pensioners will enjoy a three course meal, (served by school students along with staff and volunteers from the local community). Ed Veale said “It is wonderful for Hodge Jones & Allen to be able to contribute to the school’s special event

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