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Raj Chada
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Ruth Harris
Ruth Harris
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Caroline Liggins
Caroline Liggins
Partner
Chloe Hartnell
Chloe Hartnell
Partner
Darrell Ennis-Gayle
Darrell Ennis-Gayle
Partner
Graeme Hydari
Graeme Hydari
Partner
Jessica Davis
Partner
Kerry Spence
Kerry Spence
Partner
Laura O'Brien
Laura O’Brien
Partner
Mike Schwarz
Mike Schwarz
Partner
Sean Caulfield
Sean Caulfield
Partner
Abbi Hart
Abbi Hart
Trainee
Amy Coulter
Amy Coulter
Trainee
Aneka Thirurajah
Aneka Thirurajah
Associate
Anna Williams
Anna Williams
Paralegal
Cally Gormally
Solicitor
Charlotte Gamble
Charlotte Gamble
Paralegal
Donjeta Canolli
Donjeta Canolli
Paralegal
Earnestina Rajaratnam
Earnestina Rajaratnam
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Ella Ferriter
Paralegal
Ellie Horan
Ellie Horan
Paralegal
Emily McNally
Emily McNally
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Francesca Cociani
Francesca Cociani
Senior Associate
George Steel
George Steel
Solicitor
Ghislaine Sandoval
Ghislaine Sandoval
Associate
Izzie Bond-Mills
Izzie Bond-Mills
Paralegal
Jessica Atkinson
Jessica Atkinson
Solicitor
Jessica Murray
Jessica Murray
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Justin Stuart-Mills
Consultant Solicitor
Katie McFadden
Katie McFadden
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Katy O'Mara
Katy o’Mara
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Kiran Mehta
Kiran Mehta
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Lauren Shore
Lauren Shore
Paralegal
Lucy Fegan-Earl
Lucy Fegan-Earl
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Marina Afzal-Khan
Marina Afzal-Khan
Paralegal
Maxine Barker
Maxine Barker
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May Spencer
May Spencer
Paralegal
Michael Ackah
Senior Associate
Rebecca Field
Rebecca Field
Solicitor
Shelby Keppel
Shelby Keppel
Consultant
Shivani Mehta
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Somaya Yassine
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Viviane Bablin
Viviane Bablin
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Anti-terrorism law is a complicated and changing area.

At least five acts of Parliament and numerous regulations and orders provide for special counter-terrorism powers and create specific offences. In addition, the police and security services have wide general powers of surveillance and investigation.

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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

Accused terrorism offences

Accused offences include:

  • Funding terrorism
  • Distributing terrorist material
  • Training terrorists
  • Possessing material useful for terrorist
  • Glorifying an act of terrorism
  • Membership of a terrorist organisation
  • Failing to disclose information that may be of use to authorities in preventing terrorism
  • Making and possession of explosive substances
  • Murder

"WE ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY TO HAVE THIS CASE BEHIND US. ONCE AGAIN LET ME TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT."

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Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

At Hodge Jones & Allen we have the expertise to consider the complexities of the law and the knowledge and experience to apply it to your circumstances.

A key feature of the team is its combination of civil and criminal practitioners with human rights law experience who can proactively advise and assist clients on all aspects of their cases. This is important where there’s a challenge to a particular power such a search warrant, where assets have been frozen or where there is a human rights challenge that the conduct of the prosecution or investigators breached your right to a fair trial.

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Featured cases

London bombing campaign of a dissident Irish Republican terrorist group

Hodge Jones & Allen acted in a London bombing campaign of a rebel Irish Republican terrorist group. The case involved challenging interpretation of telephone evidence and legal arguments about the police operation.

Transferring funds to Islamic terrorist groups

D was accused of transferring funds to Islamic terrorist groups – including the Pakistan Taliban. The case involved tracing money transfers both from source and destination.

Man charged with making explosives and possession of material

Hodge Jones & Allen are presently acting for a man charged with making explosives and possession of material which may be useful to a terrorist. This young man is Autistic and has obsessive behaviour. The defences available for such offences are limited but do exist in relation to “lawful purpose “and “reasonable excuse “.

"I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE PROFESSIONAL AND COMPASSIONATE WAY THAT HJA HAS LOOKED AFTER ME. I REALLY CAN'T FIND FAULT IN THE SERVICE I RECEIVED."

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Experienced in political cases

At Hodge Jones & Allen we have over four decade’s experience of working on cases with political considerations. We understand the sensitivities of these cases and the political considerations that can arise.

Legally astute lawyers

Our experts consider the complexities of the law. A key feature of the team is its combination of civil and criminal practitioners with human rights law experience who can proactively advise and assist clients on all aspects of their cases. This is important where there is a challenge to a particular power such a search warrant, where assets have been frozen or where there is a human rights challenge that the conduct of the prosecution or investigators breached your right to a fair trial.

Protecting your rights

Our approach is based on years of experience in high profile matters. Protecting our clients interest in the face of well-funded state prosecutions and potentially hostile media coverage is the norm. We seek to protect our clients’ rights to fair trial by pursuing disclosure from the police or prosecution of material that may assist us or undermine the prosecution case.

Ability to review complex and detailed paperwork

Many terrorist cases, particularly where they relate to the commission or acts of terrorism, will have substantial paperwork that consists of tracing suspects via CCTV footage, telephone data, banking information and police observation. Hodge Jones & Allen’s lawyers have expertise in ensuring the correct strategic approach from an early stage, devoting time and resources to ensure that the case is properly conducted with ourselves, experts and specially selected counsel.

Experienced in terrorist funding cases

Cases that involve terrorist funding require specialist skills in terms of tracing assets, considering business relationships or the reasons for money transfers. Our Financial Crime Team provides additional skills. We can review where assets are frozen or seized.

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Top ranked solicitors

Our top ranking team have years of experience representing the innocent. We stand up to the prosecution who will always be represented by an experienced solicitor or barrister. We know how to fight and win cases.

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Representing you at the Police Station or in Court If you need urgent representation call us today. Share a few details with us and we’ll let you know how we can help you.

Call FREE 24 hours a day

If you are calling outside our offices hours (9:30am to 5:30pm) call our free phone 24 telephone on 0808 274 8226. There will always be someone at the other end of the telephone to assist you.

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Featured Cases

Terrorism Defence

Hodge Jones & Allen acted in a London bombing campaign of a rebel Irish Republican terrorist group. The case involved challenging interpretation of telephone evidence and legal arguments about the police operation.

Terrorism Defence

D was accused of transferring funds to Islamic terrorist groups – including the Pakistan Taliban. The case involved tracing money transfers both from source and destination.

Terrorism Defence

Hodge Jones & Allen are presently acting for a man charged with making explosives and possession of material which may be useful to a terrorist. This young man is Autistic and has obsessive behaviour. The defences available for such offences are limited but do exist in relation to “lawful purpose “and “reasonable excuse “.

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