The Innovation Centre has over 70 businesses and Business in Hastings will be doing a focus on the businesses that are in there and what they do. We start this new regular feature off with Hodgsons Ltd who are based in the centre.
Company: Hodgsons Ltd
Company Bio: Jo Hodgson-Vuranel is an experienced family solicitor offering advice on all aspects of relationship breakdown including divorce, separation, civil partnership, children, co-habitee/property disputes and so on.
She is also able to offer advice regarding living together agreements or pre-nuptial agreements.
Jo offers a no obligation initial consultation for a fixed fee of £25 (no VAT). This meeting takes place within informal surroundings at her home office in Hastings. The initial consultation may last for up to an hour and is plenty sufficient to answer any questions that you may have.
If you are not local to Hastings then subject to ID requirements, Hodgsons Ltd will still be able to advise you and offer a consultation via Skype or Facetime.
About Jo: “I was born in Hastings in 1971 and have lived here all of my life apart from 6 years spent in London during my University days.
I became interested in the law at college and after obtaining an “A” grade at A-Level decided that maybe I was quite good at it! I then went on to take a degree in Law and Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and passed with a 2.1
After this I went to the London College of Law where I obtained my Legal Practice Course and then returned to Hastings to complete my trainee solicitor training with a local firm.
I have worked at various firms, locally and in Eastbourne and Bromley.
Why did you set up your own business?
I decided to set up my own specialist family law firm In November 2012 as I felt that it was time to offer a service unlike other law firms in the area.
I wanted to offer a very personal one to one service for my clients, dealing with their case from the initial consultation all the way through to the conclusion.
With the cut backs to legal aid I also wanted to be able to offer as many fixed fee packages as I could to enable clients to still afford legal representation with a clear confirmation of costs at the start of the case.
I have helped clients to achieve their desired outcome in a number of cases since Hodgsons became established and I hope to continue doing so for the future.
I am a single mother to a very lively little boy and having been through the divorce process myself can empathise with clients on both a personal and professional level.”
Like what you’ve read? You can get in touch with Jo via the contact details below.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 01424 858347