Susie Labinjoh > Hodge Jones & Allen > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hodge Jones & Allen

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights


Susie Labinjoh is a Head of the Civil Liberties & Human Rights practice at Hodge Jones & Allen. She specialises in civil actions against the police and public authorities and related Human Rights Act claims, as well as in bringing compensation claims for victims of miscarriage of justice and public law challenges related to these areas.

Susie is renowned for her dedication to using the power of the law to fight for what’s right and secure justice. She has devoted her career to fighting for those who have suffered injustice, training at Hodge Jones & Allen from 1997 and being promoted to Partner in 2005 based on her dedication to her work and her clients.

As an expert in her field, Susie has a strong track-record in complex cases, including representing bereaved families at inquests and civil claims arising out of deaths in custody. She represents families in relation to prison deaths, police restraint deaths and police pursuit deaths.

Susie is also well-known for her commitment to securing compensation for victims of miscarriage of justice. She has dealt with multiple high profile cases involving serious accusations such as murder, including the M25 Three and the Bridgewater Four.

Susie also has extensive experience in representing protestors, often those involved in major political and social demonstrations. She has represented a number of protestors in claims arising from many recent protests, including anti-DSEI, anti-EDL, BLM, XR Autumn Uprising and XR Lambeth Bridge.
Since 2005, Susie has held a position on the advisory board of the Miscarriage of Justice Support Service, a division of the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens’ Advice Bureau – a service that provides free legal advice and assistance for victims of miscarriage of justice. She is also a member of The Police Action Lawyers Group and The Miscarriage of Justice Lawyers Group.


Trained at Hodge Jones & Allen, qualifying in 1999; Partner, 2005; Head of Civil Liberties & Human Rights Team


  • Police Action Lawyers Group
  • Inquest Lawyers Group


Blackheath High School; University of Hull (1989 BSc Hons Philosophy); University of Westminster (1996 graduate diploma in law); College of Law, Guildford (1997 LPC)


Football, cinema and theatre.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

(Leading individuals)

Susie Labinjoh Hodge Jones & Allen

Hodge Jones & Allen has established itself as a leader in the field of protest law, regularly representing those wrongfully arrested and mistreated by police whilst exercising their Article 11 rights; the team’s ‘expertise and passion in this field are truly outstanding‘. Practice head Susie Labinjoh is a key figure in this regard, handling a multitude of civil actions against the police and prison services every year. She is strongly supported by Jocelyn Cockburn, whose specialist knowledge relating to deaths in custody means she regularly represents bereaved families during inquests.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

Hodge Jones & Allen fields a team of expert lawyers with years of experience in cases relating to miscarriages of justice, inquests, and actions against the police. Practice head Susie Labinjoh regularly handles civil actions against the police and prison services, as well as leading on political protest cases. Jocelyn Cockburn focuses on environmental justice, while Sasha Barton has extensive experience representing vulnerable victims of violence where the police have failed to protect and investigate. The practice has also established a solid reputation for judicial review work, covering challenges against a range of public entities including the CPS, Independent Office for Police Conduct, and the UK Government.