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Hodge Jones & Allen

  • 6-10 vacancies
  • 16 trainees
  • 50 partners
  • 218 staff

About Hodge Jones & Allen

The firm is known for its high profile work in its litigation areas of practice, both civil and criminal.

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More info

All recruitment information is available on our website at www.hja.net including FAQs and the application form to complete and return by email or post.


Applications to

Miss Katie Staines

Method of application

Employer application form

Method of assessment

  • Panel interview
  • Partner interview
  • Written exercise

The firm is known for its high profile work in its litigation areas of practice, both civil and criminal. It has a very popular training scheme and is rated highly in the Lex 100 Guide to UK Law Firms for the amount of client contact trainee’s experience. It is also known for the high quality of its work. The firm continues to strongly develop its privately funded litigation and non-contentious practice. In 2007 the firm moved to new larger premises near Euston. We had a 100% retention rate in 2019. Accredited with Lexcel. At Hodge Jones & Allen we employ well over 200 people and run a popular trainee programme so throughout the year we have various vacancies.


Types of work

Crime, personal injury, multi-party actions, public law, police actions, miscarriage of justice claims, human rights, environmental justice, employment law, dispute resolution, property disputes, financial crime & regulatory, asbestos & mesothelioma, mental capacity & deputyship, medical negligence, family, housing, wills and probate. Applications from both law and non-law graduates are welcome. You should be able to demonstrate a consistently high level of academic and personal achievement. We generally expect an upper second class degree.

We are looking for people who:

Communicate clearly and effectively

Have an excellent academic record

Are interested and committed to the work we do

Are hard working and dedicated

Understand and share the ethos of the firm

Have a record of achievement

A limited amount of work experience is available; to be considered please send CV and covering letter to the human resources department.

Trainees have a full induction on joining Hodge Jones & Allen covering the work of the firm's main departments, procedural matters and professional conduct. Training consists of four six-month seats where trainees assist their supervisor (associate solicitor or partner) and they formally review their progress at least once during their seat. The training is well structured and the trainees have the benefit of a mentoring scheme.

The firm provides good administrative support so trainees can concentrate on legal work rather than administration. The firm has an excellent IT infrastructure and continues to invest heavily in IT to keep pace with innovation.

Hodge Jones & Allen is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe in creating equal opportunities for all regardless of gender, background or disability.

The firm is a signatory to the Race at Work Charter, set up by Business in Community (BITC) and has a designated diversity champion, Bahareh Amani, elected by our employees, to work to the key principles of the charter:

Ensuring zero tolerance of harassment and bullying

Making equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders and managers

Taking action that supports ethnic minority career progression

Capturing data and publicising progress

Fight for what’s right!

At Hodge Jones & Allen we have a long standing commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in both society and within the firm. We are proud to be a social justice firm that has represented people from all backgrounds and cultures.

Respecting and embracing individuality

Recruiting a diverse workforce

Open and accessible employment opportunities

Blind recruitment for trainees

Hodge Jones & Allen’s LGBT+ Network promotes equality

Flexibility

Diversity and inclusion data about the team at Hodge Jones & Allen: 66% of our management board are female, 66% of partners are female.

Sponsorship contribution may be considered, but is not generally available.

  • Civil liberties & human rights
  • Environmental justice
  • Criminal defence
  • Employment law
  • Family law
  • Wills & probate
  • Medical negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Dispute resolution
  • Housing & property
  • Financial crime & regulatory
  • Asbestos & mesothelioma
  • Mental capacity & deputyship
  • Legal Aid
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

180 North Gower Street, London, NW1 2NB
Phone: 020 7874 8300
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.hja.net
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 0
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £28,000
Training contract applications: 300 (2021)
Retention rate: 60% (2021)
Partner diversity:
  • 34.0% male (2021)
  • 66.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 28.0% male (2021)
  • 72.0% female
  • London
  • Liverpool
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Solace Women's Aid
  • Victim Support
  • BITC