Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors
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Application details and method of selection
Firm description and career prospects
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. Approx 70% retention in 2017. 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
Sponsorship contribution may be considered, but is not generally available.
A limited amount of work experience is available; to be considered please send CV and covering letter to the human resources department
Training contract programme
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.
Dispute resolution, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, family, private client, civil liberties, crime, housing.
Type of practice
Legal Aid, Niche
Citizens Advice Bureau, London Legal Support Trust (LLST), North London Cares, Sonali Gardens Legal Advice Centre, Youth Justice Board
Diversity access schemes
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust