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Hodge Jones & Allen boosts dispute resolution team with hire of new partner

London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen has added Claire Kitchen as a partner to its dispute resolution team.

Claire, who is an experienced commercial litigator, joins from Fletcher Day where she was a senior associate. In her role at Fletcher Day, Claire was the lead adviser for several complicated and high value cases including an insurance dispute for a well-known London hotel, and a misrepresentation claim for a famous international footballer and manager arising out of a tax mitigation scheme.

Claire’s caseload has previously included shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, breach of contract claims, professional negligence and insolvency litigation.

Claire started her legal career at Andrew R Taylor & Co. Since then she has held positions at Ashton Morton Slack, Brooke North, Winston Solictors, BHP Law and Curwens LLP. She has also worked closely with the Law Society and the Institute of Directors delivering training to members.

Chun Wong, head of the firm’s dispute resolution team, says: “We are excited for Claire to come on board and help to build on our growing client list in dispute resolution. Her additional experience and skills will allow us to expand our team’s reach significantly.”

Claire said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Hodge Jones & Allen. I have for some time been drawn to the strong work and reputation of the firm and am looking forward to becoming a member of an experienced team and to support their ethos of ‘fighting for what’s right.”


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Hodge Jones and Allen

  • Hodge Jones and Allen is one of the UK’s most progressive law firms, renowned for doing things differently and fighting injustice. Its managing partner is Patrick Allen, recently awarded a lifetime achievement award by Solicitors Journal.
  • For 40 years’ the firm has been at the centre of many of the UK’s landmark legal cases that have changed the lives and rights of many people.
  • The firm’s team of specialists have been operating across: Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Industrial Disease, Civil Liberties, Criminal Defence, Court of Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Family Law, Military Claims, Serious Fraud, Social Housing, Wills & Probate and Property Disputes.
  • In 2016, the firm launched Hearing their voices – a campaign to raise awareness and build conversations around the issues and the injustices we might all face.