Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors?
We fight for what’s right. Many of our lawyers are active in politics or wider social justice causes themselves. As well as our technical knowledge of the law, we understand what our clients seek to achieve and how they seek to achieve it. We work collaboratively and innovatively with our colleagues in the Civil Liberties & Human Rights team to achieve our clients’ objectives.
We’ve been representing protestors involved in high profile events for many years.. This includes Extinction Rebellion (protest in central London about climate crisis), Heathrow 13 (protest about 3rd runway and environmental concerns), animal rights (SHAC), Occupy, anti- austerity and trade union marches. We make a difference as we’re experts in these areas.
Experts in reviewing police powers
On each occasion, prosecution cases need to be forensically analysed. This is to determine whether the police were using their powers properly and whether those powers were consistent with the European Convention on Human Rights. Experts in holding the police to account in public order situations, we ensure our client’s fundamental human rights are protected.
Experts in direct action cases
Direct action cases, such as Stansted 15 (seeking to prevent people being unlawfully deported by the Government on Charter flights, where those people’s lives were at risk on return) or where activists sought to prevent promotion of torture and other unlawful weapons at the DSEI arms fair, have their own challenges. Expertise in using justification or necessity defences and showing that the activists were acting in a reasonable and proportionate way to prevent a greater harm from occurring.