Hodge Jones and Allen are delighted that their Protest Law Team, led by Raj Chada, leading Criminal Defence Solicitor has gone straight in to Band 1 ranking for this newly created category within the legal directory.
Most recently, Raj acted in the ‘Stansted 15’ trial which the New Statesman magazine called “the most important political ruling of our time”.
Mike Schwarz another leading Criminal Defence Solicitor has also achieved top ranking and along with Raj is recognised by Chambers for their work. Mike is a widely recognised expert in the law surrounding protests and for over thirty years he has specialised in representing those who campaign to protect the environment.
Laura O’Brien another member of the team has also been ranked. She is ranked as an ‘Associate to watch’. Laura is a dedicated defence solicitor and Crown Court advocate.
Raj Chada, Head of the Protest Law Team commented: “I’m delighted that the team have been recognised as Band 1 in the newly created Protest Law category, which reflects our dedication and experience in this area of the law. We’re committed to fighting for what’s right for those who exercise their lawful right to protest and take great pride in assisting clients involved in some of the country’s most high-profile protest law cases.”
Hodge Jones & Allen’s teams are recognised for both their London and nationwide work. Our other Band 1 teams for 2022 are: Social Housing and Police Law. Our other ranked teams are: Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Criminal Defence, Financial Crime, Personal Injury, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Industrial Disease, Court of Protection, Product Liability.
Chambers UK is an independent legal directory providing rankings of lawyers and law firms in the UK. Their rankings are assessed by teams of researchers and updated every year.