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Method of applicationEmployer 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, including 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 law, dispute resolution, property disputes, financial crime & regulatory, asbestos and mesothelioma, mental capacity and 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; and
- have a record of achievement.
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.
The firm is in the process of finalising our position in regards to implementation of the SQE.
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
Diversity and inclusion data about the team at Hodge Jones & Allen: 67% of our management board are female, 67.5% of partners are female.
Sponsorship contribution may be considered, but is not generally available.
- Dispute resolution
- Private client
- Court of Protection
- Wills & probate
- Clinical negligence
- Personal injury
- Civil liberties
- Human rights
- Legal Aid
Administrative & public law
Public law comprises several interlinking practice areas that concern relationships between people, government and other public bodies.
Civil liberties & human rights
Sponsored by Hodge Jones & Allen. Human rights law broadly refers to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Human Rights Act 1998.
Sponsored by Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP. Clinical or medical negligence lawyers advise in relation to instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or sub-standard medical treatment or diagnosis.
Criminal solicitors advise and appear in court on behalf of both accused persons and the prosecution.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Sponsored by RPC. Commercial litigators represent and advise commercial clients when disputes arise from joint venture projects, civil fraud, commercial and banking transactions, corporate governance, financial services regulation and professional negligence.
Sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP. Issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, the demand for global sustainability and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the covid-19 pandemic and various financial scandals, there is always lots going on in this area.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Sponsored by Trowers & Hamlins LLP. Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Sponsored by Kennedys. Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
Professionals such as doctors, dentists, nurses, teachers, lawyers, social workers and police officers must comply with the standards set by their professional regulatory bodies.
|Training programme applications:||359 (2023)|
|Retention rate:||80% (2023)|
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