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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 1

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

The ‘top-class’ department at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP is led by Nigel Richardson, ‘the man to go to for sex cases’. The team also has expertise in matters involving protests and extradition. Raj Chada is recommended, as is the ‘professional’ and ‘committedRuth Harris, who ‘instils confidence’ in her clients. Daniel Godden left the firm to found Berkeley Square Solicitors.

Leading individuals

Nigel Richardson - Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 3

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

The ‘highly skilled’ fraud team at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP includes Raj Chada, who is ‘industrious and inventive’, and Ruth Harris. Daniel Godden left the firm to found Berkeley Square Solicitors.

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP’s Agata Usewicz is ‘an excellent tactician; utterly competent, and always has the client’s interests at heart’. Julie Say is noted for her ‘great care and dedication to her cases; she leaves no stone unturned’. Nina Ali handles the full spectrum of negligence claims, and has particular expertise in psychiatric cases.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP’s recent work includes acting for 88 claimants, the majority of them children, in a case related to the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine. The ‘highly experiencedPatrick Allen heads the group.

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Product liability: claimant
Product liability: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

Peter Todd leads the practice at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, and is leading the team that is continuing to represent 88 claimants in the Pandemrix vaccine multi-party action, in which it is alleged the drug caused acute neurological disorders. The team is also acting for 65 claimants who allege that their children suffered severe brain injury as a consequence of a whooping cough vaccine. Industrial diseases specialist Isobel Lovett is ‘knowledgeable, experienced and great with clients’.

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London: Private client

Court of Protection
Court of Protection - ranked: tier 3

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP’s team is headed by the ‘quick and thoroughPhilippa Barton.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 4

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP has a strong public law practice that includes Laila Bhunnoo, who provides ‘excellent representation of parents and children in care proceedings’, and Jacqueline Major, who joined from Winckworth Sherwood LLP and is ‘very experienced’ in all aspects of privately funded family work.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 5

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

Ian Lane heads the team at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP and is ‘able to articulate complex matters in an easy-to-understand way’.

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 3

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP has a strong claimant practice, and regularly handles public law challenges arising from criminal justice work or police law. The team acted for 30 cyclists and members of the Critical Mass cycling organisation, in a group action against the police. Jocelyn Cockburnfights the best she can’, and is a key name for inquests and civil liberties. Sasha Barton is ‘exceptionally bright and articulate’.

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Civil liberties and human rights
Civil liberties and human rights - ranked: tier 2

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP’s practice is headed by Jocelyn Cockburn, who is ‘energetic and passionate about representing her clients’ interests’, and has a strong track record advising on deaths in custody. Recent work in this area includes representing the mother of a man who died in police custody after being restrained. The firm is also acting for longstanding client Neville Lawrence in two separate matters, including advising him on his position as a core participant in a public inquiry into undercover policing. Sasha Barton is ‘exceptionally bright and perceptive’ and Susie Labinjohfights to the end for her clients and gets great results’.

Leading individuals

Jocelyn Cockburn - Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

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London: Real estate

Social housing: tenant
Social housing: tenant - ranked: tier 1

Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

True leaders in the field’, Hodge Jones & Allen LLP is ‘able to take on difficult test cases and run them with great aplomb’. The ‘forward-thinking team that is well resourced’ is led by ‘true starJayesh Kunwardia, who was successful in the widely-reported Supreme Court case Nzolamesco v City of Westminster. Daniel Fitzpatrick, Farzana Chowdhury and recently promoted partner Sophie Bell are ‘all truly committed and leading housing lawyers’.

Leading individuals

Jayesh Kunwardia - Hodge Jones & Allen LLP

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