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Hodge Jones & Allen has been providing dedicated, specialist legal services for forty years

Henry Hodge, Peter Jones & Patrick Allen set up the firm in 1977 and our philosophy has always been to enable individuals to have access to justice where otherwise might be denied it and to use the power of the law to help people fight back and gain the best results for all our clients

CIVIL LIBERTIES

HJA is at the forefront of challenging unlawful actions by the State. Our specialist civil liberties lawyers are skilled at holding authorities to account, including the Police, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the Prison Service, Coroners, the Ministry of Defence, the Crown Prosecution Service, immigration detention centres and healthcare providers.

Jocelyn Cockburn, Susie Labinjoh and the team can help with actions against the police, complaints, equality and discrimination claims, challenges to failing to investigate crimes, judicial reviews and holding authorities to account when deaths or injuries have occurred in detention.

CRIMINAL DEFENCE

Hodge Jones & Allen has one of the largest criminal defence teams in the UK led by Nigel Richardson. The specialist solicitors acts decisively to defend their clients’ interests – working proactively to advise and achieve the best possible outcome. Their legal services cover motoring offences, protest law, sexual offences, serious fraud, drugs and money laundering, extradition and providing legal support services to young people

EMPLOYMENT

Our team of solicitors assist employees with a grievance and businesses with a case to defend. Representing both employees and employers brings a comprehensive knowledge and commercial awareness to the team who work with each of their clients’ best interest as the driving objective. The team led by Rhian Radia deal with the full range of employment issues, from high-value discrimination cases to unfair dismissal claims, through to negotiating settlement agreements, handling redundancies and advice around the family friendly workplace. With fixed fee options offered, the team strive to keep legal costs down.

FAMILY LAW

Many family matters involving relationships can be an emotional and bring uncertainty. Our expert family solicitors advise on all family law matters. They understand that their clients need answers, assurances and support through difficult times. Specialist family law solicitor Jacqueline Major leads the team who provide expert legal advice in family disputes, whether divorce, civil partnership, cohabitees. We also have experts on family mediation, international adoption and surrogacy.

WILLS & PROBATE

Ian Lane and Nicola Waldman help people to make a will and change their will. They also assist with probate and inheritance tax matters. They help protect the value of assets within estates and where possible manage the amount of inheritance tax payable. They are skilled solicitors with many years’ experience of helping people at a difficult time. Other services include protecting valuable assets using Lasting Powers of Attorney.

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

Our highly experienced team of medical negligence solicitors provide advice to clients and their families who have suffered and injury as a result of negligence. They provide the legal support and guidance in obtaining justice and financial compensation to rebuild lives. The specialist team headed by Agata Usewicz includes former nurses and GPs – all have a proven track record of successfully bringing claims against the NHS, including hospitals and GPs, as well as against private practitioners such as cosmetic surgeons.

MILITARY CLAIMS

Hodge Jones & Allen has been helping military personnel and their families with claims against the Ministry of Defence for injuries or loss they have suffered for many years. Jocelyn Cockburn, has won two ground-breaking claims at the Supreme Court which have extended the protection of human rights law to British soldiers serving abroad and defined the extent to which the Ministry of Defence could rely on the doctrine of combat immunity as a defence against negligence claims. Jocelyn helps people gain the truth about what went wrong, changes to procedures to spare others from anguish in future, and an apology.

PERSONAL INJURY

If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence and occurred in the last 3 years our specialist team of personal injury lawyers will help you to gain the rehabilitative care and treatment you may need and the compensation you deserve to help you get your life back on track.

Vidisha Joshi leads the team who deal with all types of personal injury including workplace accidents, brain and spinal injuries, road traffic accidents, whiplash claims, amputation claims, accidents abroad, burns, scarring and scalding injuries.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Disputes of any kind can be stressful and with a civil dispute there can often be a great deal at stake. Our specialist team of civil litigation lawyers are able to provide prompt and effective advice to work to minimise escalation and resolve disputes as quickly and effectively as possible. Chun Wong is a highly skilled litigator and experienced with mediations. Her team handle a wide range of disputes and claims including: contentious probate, disputes regarding property, professional negligence claims, defendant personal injury and debt recovery.

COURT OF PROTECTION

Our deputyship solicitors act for vulnerable clients who lack capacity. Patrick Allen, Philippa Barton and Angela Nunn all act as deputies, appointed by the specialist Court of Protection. An appointed deputy makes investment and spending decisions and must always act in the client’s best interests and keep accounts. The deputy is supervised by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and must file an annual report and accounts with the OPG.

SERIOUS FRAUD

Our team advise individual and corporate clients on a whole range of investigations brought by government and private bodies. John Hartley is a specialist fraud lawyer and the financial crime team comprises partners with considerable experience in dealing with complex issues. Recent cases that John’s team have advised on include LIBOR investigations, allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering and tax investigations.

SOCIAL HOUSING

Our team of social housing lawyers are recognised as one of the highest ranking for social housing and tenant law in the UK. A dedicated and specialist team deal with Housing Disrepair. All are passionately committed to defending peoples’ housing rights and to achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients and families. Jayesh Kunwardia knows how to fight back and gain results for his clients.

INDUSTRIAL DISEASE

Our dedicated industrial disease and illnesses team led by Isobel Lovett represent people who have been diagnosed with serious workplace diseases including Mesothelioma, Asbestos Related Lung Cancer, Asbestosis, Pneumoconiosis and other conditions caused by negligence in the workplace.

PROPERTY DISPUTES

require an intimate understanding of property law. Jayesh Kunwardia, Daniel Fitzpatrick and others in the team help people deal with Boundary disputes, jointly owned property, Leasehold disputes, possession claims, right of way disputes, property repairs and party wall disputes.

CONTACT US ON 0800 437 0322 TODAY –  We know how to use the power of the law to help you stand up for your rights! 

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180 North Gower Street
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