Alastair Hodge

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Alastair Hodge read Law & German at the Universities of Bristol and Goettingen and was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1997. He was elected a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 2014.

In addition to a busy practice spanning all areas of employment law & education law, he teaches advocacy both nationally and internationally. In 2016 he was made an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Law School.

Employment Law:

Alastair is experienced in the following areas:

All protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, Contracts of Employment, Collective Agreements, Directors, Disability Discrimination, Equal Pay, Flexible Working, Health and Safety at Work, Human Rights, Insolvency of Employer, Maternity Rights, Part-Time Workers, Pay, Pensions & Benefits, Redundancy, Service Lettings, Strikes & Industrial Action, Temporary Employees, Termination of Employment, Trade Unions, Transfer of Undertakings, Unfair Dismissal, Working Time, Wrongful Dismissal.

Education Law

Alastair is experienced in the following areas:

Governing Bodies, Duties of Care, Safety & Supervision, Curriculum, Employment & Training, Finance, Inspections, Special Educational Needs, Admissions, Exclusions, Academy Conversions, Discipline.


Alastair has delivered over 250 lectures on all aspects of employment law, education law and advocacy over the last 15 years. Feedback from recent lectures includes:

Amazing day! Entertaining, funny and informative.”

“Mr Hodge is the best speaker I have ever heard.”

“Engaging, passionate and compelling. A total tour de force. Alastair is Billy Connolly, Dave Allen and Rory Bremner all rolled into one.”

“Alastair Hodge has excelled himself again. How anyone could make Data Protection so amusing is beyond me!”

“I will be engaging Mr Hodge as the after dinner speaker for my next Rotary Club event.”

Recent Appointments

2016: Member, Jersey Bar Education Committee

2016: Honorary Professor, Nottingham Law School

2015: Visiting Lecturer in Advocacy, University of Poznan, Poland

2015: Member, College of Law Media CIPD Panel

2014: Master of the Bench, Inner Temple

2013: Visiting Lecturer in Advocacy, Universities of Bristol, Brunel & Westminster


1996-1997:          Inns of Court School of Law

1995-1996:          University of Bristol

1994-1995:          University of Goettingen

1992-1994:          University of Bristol

1985-1992:          Hayes School


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