The Henry Hodge Memorial lecture will be given this summer on Monday 27th June 2011 at 6.30pm, at The Law Society?s Hall, Chancery Lane, London WC1 by Baroness Hale of Richard DBE, QC.
The lecture is to honour the memory of Henry Hodge, one of the founding partners of Hodge Jones and Allen and an eminent solicitor who was committed throughout his professional life to the cause of providing legal help for individuals suffering from injustice. After retirement from HJA in 1999, Henry became a Circuit Judge and in 2004 was appointed a High Court Judge and President of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal. He was an enthusiastic defender of the legal aid scheme and would have been horrified to see to the cuts which the current Government proposes to make to the scheme.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Natalie Maskell on 020 7874 8598 so that we can liaise with the Law Society about numbers attending. Alternatively please book directly at the Law Society by emailing: email@example.com to reserve your place. This needs to be done before Friday 10th June. A link to further information including a pdf of the invitation is here: http://services.lawsociety.org.uk/events/node/53319.
Patick Allen also invites you to contribute to the Three Peaks Challenge fund raising event in memory of Henry and in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Henry died of complications arising from Leukaemia so we wish to raise funds for a charity which attempts to improve the treatment and chances of recovery of patients such as Henry. A team of 24 people from HJA and guests from other legal firms and chambers will be climbing the Three Peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mt Snowdon on 16th June 2011. The is to complete the ascent and descent of all three peaks in 24 hours. We aim to fundraise over £12,000 between us for the charity. If you would like to contribute, please click on my Just Giving page link.