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Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors

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

About Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors

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 Alice Simmonds

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 trainees 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. 100% retention in 2019. Accredited with Lexcel.


Types of work

Crime, personal injury, multi-party actions, public law, police actions, miscarriage of justice claims, human rights, 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.

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

  • Civil liberties & human rights
  • 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: £26,530
Training contract applications: 400 (2020)
Retention rate: 75% (2020)
Partner diversity:
  • 37.0% male (2021)
  • 63.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 37.0% male (2021)
  • 63.0% female
  • London
  • Citizens Advice Bureau