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Criminal Defence Team At Hodge Jones & Allen Host Launch Of Report On Impact On Children Held In Custody

Last week, Hodge Jones & Allen had the pleasure of hosting the launch of Dr Vicky Kemp and her research team’s report, supported by the Nuffield Foundation. The report titled…

May 30, 2023
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Gross Miscarriage Of Justice – Application To CCRC Reveals Jury Misled To Find Black Teens Guilty Under Joint Enterprise

False and institutionally racist “gang” narrative used in murder trial against young Black and mixed-race teenagers serving a total of 145 years for a murder they did not commit. Families…

May 26, 2023
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  • crime
  • criminal-defence
  • general-crime

Aneka Thirurajah Shortlisted For 2023 Legal Aid Lawyer Of The Year Awards

Aneka is a LALY23 finalist for the Criminal Defence Lawyer Award. Other professionals that work with Aneka all speak of her exceptional commitment to her clients and those she works…

May 22, 2023
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  • mental-health

Campaigners’ Echo Chair’s Renewed Plea For Statutory Public Inquiry Into Essex Mental Health Care

Families campaigning for answers about Essex mental health failings that left relatives dead or harmed have backed a further push by Dr Geraldine Strathdee to upgrade the current proceedings to…

May 16, 2023
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  • action-against-the-police

High Court Challenge To Met Police’s Handling Of Sexual Misconduct Case

A Judicial Review of the Metropolitan Police’s handling of sexual misconduct by one of their officers will begin today at the High Court in London. Kristina O’Connor is taking legal…

May 16, 2023
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Hodge Jones & Allen Appoints New Partners To Personal Injury & Dispute Resolution Teams

Daniel Denton and Reema Chugh have joined Hodge Jones & Allen as partners in the Personal Injury & Dispute Resolution teams on Tuesday, 9 May and Tuesday, 2 May respectively.…

May 15, 2023
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Jacqueline Major, Head of Family Law Team, Recognised in Spear’s 500 Legal Index 2023

Jacqueline Major, Partner and Head of the Family Law team at Hodge Jones & Allen has been recommended in Spear’s ‘best family lawyers for high-net-worth individuals in the UK’ once…

May 10, 2023
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  • asbestosis

Settlement For Machinist Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

Dennis Scott started suffering breathlessness symptoms, a couple of years ago, and at that time he was diagnosed with asbestosis. His symptoms quickly deteriorated and he received a diagnosis of…

May 5, 2023
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Rising Stars At Hodge Jones & Allen

We are delighted to announce our legal promotions for 2023. Colleagues promoted to Senior Associate are: Suzanne Bird, Housing Anna Jemmison, Criminal Defence Casey Jenkins, Criminal Defence We have five…

May 1, 2023
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  • human-rights

Inquest Concludes NHS Trust Failures Contributed To Woman’s Suicide

Michelle O’Neill, described as a kind and caring person who was “strongly motivated to help others”, was left believing that professional help would never be available for her after being…

April 28, 2023
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  • mesothelioma

Concerns Around Use Of Contaminated Talc In Cosmetic Body Powder And Make-Up Products And Lack Of Consumer Awareness

Limited understanding in UK of potential asbestos contamination in talcum powder and talc- based make-up products and associated health risks Talcum powder and talc based make-up products are part of…

April 18, 2023
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  • mental-health

Leading Mental Health Charity SANE Joins Call For Statutory Public Inquiry Into 2,000 deaths At An NHS Trust In Essex

Leading UK mental health charity SANE has joined the longstanding campaign calling for a statutory public inquiry into 2,000+ deaths of patients of Essex Mental Health Services. The deaths occurred…

April 17, 2023
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  • road-traffic-accident

Personal Injury Settlement For Car Passenger Injured On Motorway

Our client was a passenger in the back seat of a car. She was sitting behind her daughter who was driving. Four young boys were driving in a car at…

April 12, 2023
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  • extradition

USA v DB: American Extradition Warrant Discharged After Remote Plead And Sentence Hearing

DB is a British man who was wanted by the US authorities to stand trial in Ohio for charges related to drug trafficking. It was alleged that he was part…

April 4, 2023
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  • mental-health

Women’s Radio talks to campaigners Melanie Leahy and Julia Hopper about the growing call for a Statutory Public Inquiry into Essex Partnership University NHS Trust (EPUT)

Interviewed by Anna Kennedy on her show ‘All Things Autism’ on Women’s Radio they discussed the ongoing call for a statutory public inquiry to compel witnesses to give evidence into…

April 3, 2023
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  • mental-health

Essex Partnership University NHS Trust (EPUT) – Latest CQC Report Acute Wards For Adults Of Working Age And Psychiatric Intensive Care Units – Rating Fallen From ‘Requires Improvement’ To ‘Inadequate’

Nina Ali, solicitor representing over 80 families calling for a statutory public inquiry into Essex Mental Health services has been shocked by the publication of the latest Care Quality Commission…

April 3, 2023
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  • care-home

Hodge Jones & Allen and People’s Care Watchdog Add Their Voices To Growing Concern About Use Of End-Of-Life Drugs, Midazolam and Opioids

Premature deaths lead to questioning of NICE guidelines about end-of-life drugs New Parliamentary Report “When End of Life Care Goes Wrong” confirms fears The People’s Care Watchdog, a community action…

March 21, 2023
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  • asbestos

Great Step Forward In The Cape Must Pay! Campaign – Protests Against Cape On the 19th April On Hold

  Congratulations to The Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum (AVSFG, UK) who, this week, welcomed the news that Cape plc, formerly known as Cape Asbestos, have agreed to meet the…

March 17, 2023
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Acquittal For Insulate Britain Campaigner

Hodge Jones & Allen was delighted to represent Steven Gower in proceedings, before Horsham Magistrates Court, for his part in the Insulate Britain campaign in Nov 2021. Mr Gower took…

March 16, 2023
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  • homelessness
  • housing-discrimination

Appeal Challenge Successful For Protecting The Rights Of Homeless Women With Pre-Settled EU Status (Case: A v Barnet)

Our client had approached her Local Authority for a home as she was alone with two children (including one in local education). At the time she was on maternity leave…

March 13, 2023