Criminal Defence Solicitors London

Most people never need a criminal defence solicitor

Some do. They get a call saying their teenage son or daughter is in a police station and needs a lawyer. They are the driver in a road accident when someone is seriously injured. They are a professional person who has an unfounded allegation made against them. If this is you or someone you know you need fast, efficient and expert legal advice.

At Hodge Jones & Allen you will find a criminal defence solicitor who acts decisively, who defends your interests proactively and who robustly advises you from a depth of experience in the criminal justice system.

“I was arrested earlier this year and as I had never been in that situation before I was very nervous. My partner had heard of HJA and phoned them to explain what happened. They acted swiftly and made contact with me whilst I was in police custody.

I had a couple of meetings with HJA to go through the court procedure and they made it clear that if I was worried about anything I could contact them any time. On the day of the trial I met my barrister who was very professional and in the end my case was dismissed. I would definitely recommend HJA to anyone who needs a solicitor”

“We worked together very soon after my arrest. Since then I have been very satisfied with how you have worked to build a strong and effective defence.

You consistently did more than most solicitors are expected to do… I firmly believed you were listening to me and acting on my opinions/instructions. During our meetings you were taking notes and I could tell in conversations with my barrister those opinions were actually guiding how they constructed my defence.

As you can imagine I was very interested in the outcome of the case, but I was keen to have more involvement because I was confident my input was actually having an impact…

I am very happy with what you’ve done and the final outcome. I hope I will never need a defence lawyer again but if I do I will certainly be seeking your services again. 

Mr A”

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Who are we?

We are a team of highly experienced and dedicated criminal defence lawyers. We maintain a fearsome reputation in criminal law built and maintained by the high calibre staff we recruit, train and support and are ranked in Chambers & Partners 2017 which states – “Well-respected criminal defence practice that is noted for its specialist handling of cases involving high-profile political protests and public order offences. Expertise covers all areas of serious crime, including child sexual offences and murder. Regularly acts for vulnerable defendants”

We are also in the top tier in the Legal 500.

Hodge Jones & Allen Criminal Defence team shortlisted for The Legal 500 UK Firm of the Year in the category: Crime, fraud and licencing.

The department is led by ten partners, each an acknowledged expert in particular fields of criminal law. We provide an exemplary service to our clients. We’re empathetic, accessible and have a thorough knowledge of the legal process that you are facing.

We are a large firm with all the advantages of a niche practice. Representation from Hodge Jones & Allen means that you will form a close relationship with one or two solicitors who can draw on the experience of all their colleagues.

We understand what you’ll be going through when you need a criminal lawyer. We care about the end result in all our cases, however modest or serious, and we will work with you to get the best result.

Hodge Jones and Allen has been practicing criminal law since 1977 and has acted in many high profile and ground breaking cases. Some of our solicitors and partners have decades of experience in the criminal courts. We won’t be cutting our teeth on your case.

Our Criminal Defence Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0800 437 0322 today.

Top Ranked Crime Team

Hodge Jones & Allen’s Criminal department is ranked as a tier one firm in the 2016 Legal 500 – one of the top 10 firms in London and is ranked as a tier one firm in Chambers UK 2016.

“The ‘top-class’ department at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP is led by Nigel Richardson, ‘the man to go to for sex cases’. The team also has expertise in matters involving protests and extradition. Raj Chada is recommended, as is the ‘professional’ and ‘committed’ Ruth Harris, who ‘instils confidence’ in her clients.” Legal 500 2016.

“Notable team of serious crime specialists. Recognised for representation of political protesters and the quality of its legal aid practice. Notable capability representing at-risk and juvenile defendants. Areas of expertise include drug trafficking, terrorism and sexual misconduct cases.” Chambers UK 2016.

Several of our solicitors have achieved notable recognition for their outstanding work:

Raj Chada
Lawyer of the Year – Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards2012
Solicitor Advocate of the Year Finalist – Law Society Excellence Awards 2013

Myles Jackman
Junior Solicitor of the Year – Law Society Excellence Awards 2012

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