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Hodge Jones & Allen

Work Department

Personal Injury


Patrick qualified as a solicitor in 1977 when he founded Hodge Jones & Allen in Camden Town with Henry Hodge and Peter Jones. He has been managing the firm for 46 years, becoming senior partner following Henry’s retirement in 1998.

Patrick has specialised in complex personal injury and multi-party cases. He led the Gulf War illness claims for UK veterans and the New Cross Fire inquest. He also managed the MMR and Sheep Dip multi-party actions and played a lead role in the King’s Cross Fire and Marchioness Litigation on behalf of claimants. He assisted a number of women sent to Magdalene Laundries to claim compensation. He acted for Leigh Day in the initial stages of the claims brought against them by the SRA. He is a member of the HJA team working on Hillsborough and Grenfell claims, and worked on the enquiry into the death of a construction worker in Qatar and the leading case of Al Najar v Cumberland Hotel. Patrick acts as a deputy and trustee for brain injured clients.

Patrick received the 2017 Solicitors Journal Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the legal profession and access to justice over forty years.


Articles Offenbach & Co 1974-76. Qualified 1977 and founded Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, Senior Partner.

Founder and Chair of the Progressive Economy Forum


President of APIL 2002-03; Senior Fellow, APIL; Law Society Council 2002-06, Law Society Civil Justice Committee 2002 – 2017; Forum of Claimant Injury Solicitors (FoCIS); Deputy District Judge 1997-2014.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Court of protection

The versatile team at Hodge Jones & Allen specialises in property and affairs deputyships. It has considerable expertise in acting for clients with large damages awards for injury claims. Practice head, Christine Dyson, oversees the firm’s 40 professional deputyship and 40 professional personal injury trusts. Patrick Allen frequently acts as a deputy and trustee for many severely brain injured children who have received substantial damages.