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Hodge Jones & Allen promotes crime and clinical negligence lawyers to partnership

Posted on: 25th May 2017

London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen has promoted two lawyers to its partnership.

Emma Wray from the firm’s clinical negligence team and Kerry Spence from the crime team joined the partnership this month.

The promotions bring the number of partners at the firm to 41 and follows the appointments of Jeetesh Patel, a family partner who joined from Rollingsons Solicitors in March and James Bell, Slater & Gordon’s former London head of clinical negligence who joined the firm last week (read here).

Emma Wray, a former nursing sister in coronary care, has been practicing clinical negligence law since 2009 and acts in a wide range of cases from high value complex cases, including child brain injury and spinal injury, to cases of more modest value that are often equally complex.

Kerry Spence has over 25 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of criminal defence work, from attending police stations, advocacy in the Magistrate’s Court and preparation of summary and Crown Court trials. More recently she has specialised in more serious and complex cases including multi-defendant cases, such as conspiracies to murder, to defraud, to money launder, to commit armed robberies and to rob.

The firm has also promoted Leo Martin (Crime), Siddiq Fazaluddin (Housing), Deborah Johnson (Family) from associate to senior associate and Cormac McDonough (Civil Liberties), Abbie Roberts (Clinical Negligence), Meera Shinh (Family) and Edward Veale (Housing) from solicitor to associate.

Managing Partner, Vidisha Joshi says, “This year’s round of promotions has once again highlighted the talent and hard work of our people. We were hugely impressed by each team member’s personal expertise and their commitment and dedication to Hodge Jones & Allen. I’d like to congratulate them all on their achievement.”


For further information, please contact:
Kerry Jack on 020 3567 1208 or email:

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  • Hodge Jones and Allen is one of the UK’s most progressive law firms, renowned for doing things differently and fighting injustice. Its senior partner is Patrick Allen, recently awarded a lifetime achievement award by Solicitors Journal and managing partner, Vidisha Joshi (recent winner of an Asian Woman of Achievement Award).
  • 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.

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