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Dealing with Disputes & Claims

Raj Chada
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Ruth Harris
Ruth Harris
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Caroline Liggins
Caroline Liggins
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Chloe Hartnell
Chloe Hartnell
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Darrell Ennis-Gayle
Darrell Ennis-Gayle
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Graeme Hydari
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Kerry Spence
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Mike Schwarz
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Sean Caulfield
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Aneka Thirurajah
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Charlotte Gamble
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We know just how stressful criminal disputes and claims can be for all involved and so we work closely with our clients to better understand your situation and to achieve the very best result.

For those seeking a criminal defence lawyer, the team at Hodge Jones & Allen are renowned for their expertise and experience in the field.

Hodge Jones & Allen_Chambers 2023_pngOur Crime team have been ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2024 legal directory. The team was described as “extremely strong in terms of criminal defence and particularly protest cases” and were praised for their “dedication to clients”.

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“Hodge Jones & Allen are possibly the best firm of criminal solicitors conducting publicly funded work, and also offer an excellent service to privately funded clients. They have a large team that has continually prospered through recruiting excellent trainees and investing in people.” – Legal 500, 2024

Dealing with a criminal dispute or claim

A criminal dispute or claim can be handled effectively, with the right representation. Our team of criminal defence lawyers have worked on many high-profile cases, preparing for trials with discretion and careful consideration, to improve your chances of a favourable outcome.

Our criminal defence lawyers work to build strong relationships with all parties involved whether they be a business, a public body or a family member. Whether you need representation in a court hearing or a team of lawyers on your side to defend you, we are committed to serving in your best interests.

“A trustworthy and ethical company to work with. My case was handled by Ruth Harris and she delivered excellent job. She was very attentive, and responsive as well as analytical and professional throughout the time.”

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What criminal disputes & claims can we assist with?

 

Whatever form of criminal dispute or claim you’re dealing with, early legal advice is crucial to ensure an outcome that doesn’t harm your reputation. We can help with a wide range of disputes, including:

Blackmail and extortion

A blackmail charge is a worrying claim to deal with and so you need the very best defence lawyers on your side. We will work to ensure you are tried in a fair and discreet manner, with a tailor-made approach for each and every one of our clients.

Driving offences

Driving is an important aspect of our everyday lives. If you feel you have been unfairly revoked of your licence or are facing prosecution, our team can help find a solution and represent you if necessary.

Investigations

If you are under investigation by the police or another authority, we can offer guidance on how to handle this and can represent you at the police station if necessary.

Private prosecutions

If you feel a crime has been committed but the police or another authority are not pursuing it, we can help you bring about a private prosecution against the other party.

Reputation management

Our solicitors have worked with a number of high-profile clients over the years and understand the importance of handling disputes and claims with confidence and discretion. If you feel you require reputation management, we can help.

Sexual freedom

Our specialist sexual freedom team is award-winning, industry-renowned and on hand to represent you if you are facing such a charge.

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Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

We have over 40 years’ experience handling a series of complex, high profile cases but we treat all clients in the same manner; with discretion, fairness and care. Our team will build up a robust defence on your behalf, fighting for fair treatment and evidence from the prosecution to ensure you stand the best chance of winning your trial.

Testimonials

“The service I received was nothing short of brilliant and I couldn’t fault them in any way. And they got me exactly the result I wanted.”Client

“A firm dedicated to the old-fashioned virtue of conscientious hard work in pursuit of their clients’ interests.”Legal 500 – Ranked as Tier 1 (Crime)

"[Raj Chada] was always very approachable and warm and we worked well together. He won the case for me with an un-showy style in the courtroom and keen attention to detail."

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Frequently asked questions

Can I discuss my case initially with you, free of charge?

Of course. We fully understand that you need to feel confident in your legal team, and instructing the right legal professionals is crucial. Our leading financial crime solicitors are widely recognised for their expertise in this area of law and will be happy to discuss your case with you. 

We want you to be confident that you’re making the correct choices, so we’ll gladly address any concerns you have and will set out how we can assist you.

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