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Hodge Jones & Allen expands PI team with latest hire

Law firm Hodge Jones & Allen has boosted its personal injury team with the appointment of Louise Jukes from Prolegal Solicitors.

Louise specialises in critical injury cases where claimants have sustained amputations, head injuries, multiple orthopedic injuries, brachial plexus (neck and shoulder nerve damage), spinal injuries and cauda equina (spinal nerve damage). Her experience includes employers’ liability (EL), road traffic accident (RTA) multi track cases. She joins Hodge Jones & Allen as a senior associate.

Before moving to Prolegal, Louise was associate partner at Websters Solicitors and headed up a team of fast track fee earners handling EL/public liability and claims relating to the occupiers’ liability and RTAs.

Louise completed her LPC at the University of West England and trained with Clarke Willmott, working in the personal injury department, where she handled RTA, uninsured loss recovery and EL claims in addition to mortgage repossession hearings.

Vidisha Joshi, partner and head of personal injury at Hodge Jones & Allen, said: “It’s great to have someone with Louise’s experience joining our team. Louise joining complements existing strengths within our team and I am sure she will hit the ground running.”

Louise says: “I am delighted to be joining Hodge Jones & Allen. The personal injury team has a great reputation among peers and I am looking forward to building my case load and getting to know clients and the team better.”

The personal injury team comprises 26 staff including 10 partners, three associates, four solicitors and four paralegals.

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Hodge Jones and Allen

Hodge Jones and Allen employs over 220 staff, based in Euston NW1. The firm’s team of specialists deal with 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.

  • Recognised as a Tier 1 firm across a number of disciplines by Chambers UK
  • Named as a leading firm by The Legal 500
  • Listed as number 137 in the Lawyer UK 200
  • Shortlisted for firm/not for profit agency by Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2014
  • Shortlisted for law firm of the year by Halsbury Legal Awards 2014