5 Essex Court

Alastair Hodge

Call 1997

Alastair Hodge was called to the Bar in 1997 as a Barrister of the Inner Temple and was elected a Master of the Bench in 2014.

He has been a tenant at 5 Essex Court since 2003 and specialises in all aspects of Employment Law & Education Law.

In his Employment Law work, he acts for both Claimants and Respondents and has particular interest in transfer of undertakings cases and discrimination cases.

In his Education Law work, he acts for parents, children, teachers and Local Authorities. He has a particular niche specialism in defending teachers in regulatory proceedings at the Teaching Regulation Agency.

He was appointed Honorary Professor of Advocacy at Nottingham Law School in 2016 and teaches oral and written advocacy at all levels, both nationally and internationally.

Clients & solicitors consider Alastair to be “extremely approachable”, “a demonic cross examiner” and “great fun to work with”.