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Rape trial collapses as vital evidence not disclosed

15th January 2018

A rape trial due to be heard at Snaresbrook Crown Court later this month collapsed at the pre-trial hearing today because vital photographs on the defendant’s phone were not disclosed as evidence by the prosecuting solicitor. In a letter to the defendant’s solicitor, Hodge Jones & Allen four days before the hearing, the Crown Prosecution…

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First trials for London arms fair protestors end with conviction

12th January 2018

Judgment in the first of two trials in a series of court cases involving demonstrations against the DSEI arms fair was delivered today (12 January 2018) at Stratford Magistrates Court with 5 of the 6 protestors found guilty of Obstruction of a Highway. More than 100 people were arrested in September 2017 outside the Excel…

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Government’s own figures show Stop and Search is ineffective

11th January 2018

London Mayor Sadiq Khan this week announced an increase in the use of the Met Police’s policy of Stop and Search, commenting that more intelligence-led stop and search was a “vital tool” to keep communities safe. Kerry Spence, a criminal defence lawyer at London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen, comments that the figures from…

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Criminal Defence team shortlisted for the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018

28th November 2017

We are delighted to announced that our Criminal Defence team has been shortlisted for The Legal 500 UK Firm of the Year in the category: Crime, fraud and licencing.  Legal 500 UK has conducted over 70,000 interviews. “The awards are unique in the legal industry as they recognise each element of the profession equally, representing…

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Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA) instructed in criminal proceedings against employees accused of manipulating the Eurobank Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR)

20th November 2017

Carlo Palombo, a former trader with Barclays has instructed John Hartley and HJA’s serious fraud team to defend him on charges of manipulating the EURIBOR. The trial is listed for April 2018 at Southwark Crown Court. In total, the Serious Fraud Office are bringing charges against six Deutsche Bank employees and four Barclays’ employees.

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