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New Clinical Negligence Specialist joins firm

Andrew Harrison, a specialist in clinical negligence, has joined Hodge Jones & Allen today as a partner. Commenting on Andrew’s arrival Julie Say, partner and head of clinical negligence said…

March 9, 2015
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Inquest into overdose death at leading London psychiatric hospital finds systematic failures by medical staff

A jury at the inquest into the death of Derek Richards, a 39-year-old father of two, from Croydon who died whilst under section at Bethlem Royal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital…

March 6, 2015
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Acquittal of Doctor Accused of Sexual Assault and Common Assault

Mr Animesh Banerjee, a consultant ear nose and throat surgeon, was unanimously acquitted of allegations of sexual assault and common assault in under one hour at Southampton Crown Court on…

March 5, 2015
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Inquest into vulnerable Devon man’s death finds major failings by police, ambulance and health services

A jury at the inquest into the death of Chang Somers, a 36-year old man from Plymouth who was found dead in August 2012, has found there were major failings…

March 3, 2015
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Inquest into death of vulnerable Devon man to probe the role of police, ambulance and health services

The inquest into the death of Chang Somers, a 36-year old man from Plymouth, will begin on 23rd February at Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon Coroner’s Court. Mr Somers, also…

February 19, 2015
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Our client wins right to appeal decision to re-house her 50 miles away from friends and family

Lawyers say court guidance needed to prevent councils from engaging in mass social cleansing of the poor Our client who was made homeless after she lost her appeal against a…

February 3, 2015
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Issues for Landlords of Room Shares

By Joseph Henry There have been numerous news articles this week about the increase in the number of people sharing rooms in London. has reported a 71% increase in…

January 30, 2015
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Serious Crime bill 2014 and amendments to Confiscation regime under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

There are proposals to extend the Confiscation regime to matters heard in the magistrates’ court. The power – not yet in force – to permit Confiscation Orders to be made…

January 30, 2015
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London hospital to pay £10 million to family of seven year-old starved of oxygen at birth

One of the highest Court awarded settlements, say lawyers The High Court has today ordered Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to pay £10.1 million to Eva Totham for injuries…

January 22, 2015
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Hodge Jones & Allen launch new blog dedicated to civil liberties

Our civil liberties team has launched a new blog aimed at shining a light on current developments in civil liberties and human rights in the UK. The blog will include…

January 7, 2015
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Hodge Jones & Allen pioneers fixed-fee divorce arbitration service

Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) has launched the first fixed-fee arbitration service for divorcing couples and separating cohabitees. The service will slash the cost associated with agreeing a financial settlement,…

December 16, 2014
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Converting civil partnerships to same sex marriages

Why would a same sex couple want to marry or convert their partnership to a marriage? There are several advantages; marriages can be conducted through either a civil ceremony or…

December 10, 2014
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Party Wall etc Act 1996 – When should you be concerned about proposed works to a party wall?

If you are planning to carry out any building works to your property which can include building a new party wall/fence (i.e. one which you would share with a neighbour),…

December 4, 2014
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Medway Maritime Hospital – serious patient safety concerns continue

Medway Maritime Hospital is still giving cause for serious concerns for the health, safety and welfare of its patients, 16 months after being put into special measures. Medway Maritime Hospital…

November 28, 2014
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The Crime team at Hodge Jones and Allen launch innovative “Arrested” mobile app

The Crime team at Hodge Jones & Allen have developed an innovative new mobile app called ‘Arrested’. The app was developed in house by Androulla Nieto (office manager) and Reza…

November 27, 2014
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Hodge Jones & Allen wins second apology from The Times over incorrect MMR article

Law firm Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) has today received an apology and substantial compensation from The Times newspaper, following the publication in June this year of a front page…

November 24, 2014
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Major new legal study reveals decline in access to justice and falling public trust

83% of lawyers believe that the justice system is not accessible to all, with 61% fearing there is little trust in the fairness of the judicial process A major report…

November 21, 2014
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Colchester Hospital Admits to Hundreds of Serious Incidents

Colchester University Hospitals NHS Trust has taken the unusual step of admitting that there have been 563 serious incidents at Colchester Hospital in the past two years. Specific details of…

November 19, 2014
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The Tenancies Reform Bill – preventing revenge evictions

Retaliatory evictions or revenge evictions are becoming an increasingly serious problem in the private rented sector within England and Wales. Assured short hold tenants, who are already the most vulnerable…

November 19, 2014
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Limiting disclosure in extradition proceedings

Crime analysis: A Supreme Court decision that there is no way in extradition proceedings to prevent witness evidence being disclosed to the requesting state is examined by Edward Grange of…

November 17, 2014