Emma-Jayne joined Hodge Jones & Allen in August 2016 as a paralegal in the civil liberties department under the supervision of Claire Brigham and Jocelyn Cockburn. She previously worked on a variety of cases including: actions against the police and other authorities including civil actions for assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution, breaches of human rights and inquests. Before joining Hodge Jones & Allen, Emma has previously worked in Mental Health law, representing and advocating for civil and criminally detained patients under the Mental Health Act 1983.
In September 2018, she commenced her training contract at Hodge Jones & Allen. Her first seat was in the clinical negligence team, working under the supervision of Dawn Treloar, assisting on a variety of cases across all fields of care, including complex birth injury claims. Her second seat was in the Family Law team under the supervision of Jacqueline Major working in a variety of practice areas including divorce, children and finance matters.
Emma-Jayne is now working in the criminal defence team under the supervision of Kerry Spence and Leo Martin working on a variety of cases including murder, weapons offences and financial crime.
- University of Law – Accelerated Legal Practice Course – 2016
- BPP University College – Graduate Diploma in Law – 2013-2014
- University of East Anglia – Business Management, 2010-2013
- Trainee Solicitor, Hodge Jones & Allen – September 2018 – present
- Paralegal, Hodge Jones & Allen – August 2016 – August 2018
- Mental Health Paralegal – City Law Firm – 2014 – 2015
- Pro bono legal advisor – Royal National Institute for the Blind – 2013 – 2014
- “Would just like to say thank you so much for everything Hodge Jones and Allen [Emma and Claire] have done for my family over the last 8 months or so. The service has been nothing but professional and outstanding.”
In her spare time Emma-Jayne does gymnastics and cheerleading. She currently trains with a cheerleading team in Surrey and compete at the international world championships in Orlando. Emma-Jayne also enjoys travelling.