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Hodge Jones & Allen strengthens Industrial Disease team with hire of Andrew James from Slater & Gordon

Posted on: 27th January 2016

Leading London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen has strengthened its industrial disease team with the appointment of Senior Associate Andrew James.

Andrew brings with him over 30 years of experience in personal injury, with 25 of those focussing on industrial disease and asbestos disease cases. He joins Hodge Jones & Allen following a highly successful four years as an industrial disease specialist at Slater & Gordon. Prior to this, Andrew spent time with Thompsons, Rowley Ashworth and Fentons.

He has acted on behalf of a diverse portfolio of clients, from asbestos charities in both the UK and Australia to families suffering from asbestos-linked bereavement. He has successfully litigated on behalf of claimants and families, including pursuing the landmark Jolley v LB Sutton case at the House of Lords, and has secured compensation of over £1m for his clients.

Alongside his client work, Andrew is an APIL accredited specialist in occupational and asbestos disease. He also regularly attends and contributes to the Asbestos Sub-Committee of the All Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Commons.

Isobel Lovett, Partner and Head of Head of Industrial Disease and Illnesses, commented:

“I am delighted to be welcoming such an outstanding individual to HJA. Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience, particularly industrial disease, and his addition further strengthens our growing practice. Andrew’s expertise and sensitivity to what are often a unique set of challenges will be a real benefit to our team and will enable us to continue providing the very best support and advice to our clients and their families.”


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About Hodge Jones & Allen

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP has represented ordinary people caught up in the most extraordinary events for almost four decades. To this day the firm remains committed to providing first-class legal help to individuals and organisations alike, based on a strong set of ethical values that permeate throughout the firm. Patrick Allen was the first managing partner and still leads the firm with passion and enthusiasm 38 years on.

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.

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