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Social Housing
7 Years Ranked

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With over 40 years’ experience across several practice areas, popular Social Housing Barrister Martin Hodgson is dedicated to using the law to champion his clients’ rights, and fight injustice.

An exceptionally experienced and respected lawyer, Martin has a deep understanding of many areas of law, including Civil, Family and Criminal Law, and has specialised in Social and Private Housing and related Public Law litigation for the last 25 years.

Martin has a particular interest in the relationship between housing and family life, and is committed to protecting private sector tenants from unscrupulous landlords. Martin was a finalist in the 2019 Legal aid lawyer of the year awards in the category of Legal aid Barrister of the year, described by the winner as ‘an unsung hero of the Bar.’

In the past Martin has given seminars to solicitors on aspects of housing, family and personal injury law. He firmly believes that homelessness and the threat of homelessness is a devastating blow to family life and will always try to make himself available to assist where loss of the home is at risk.

He accepts work from direct access clients.

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Social Housing - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Martin Hodgson
Martin Hodgson advises on a range of housing matters, including appeals against the Housing Act, and is regularly instructed on behalf of vulnerable clients. He has been instructed in cases involving illegal subletting and tenancy fraud.

Strengths

"He is a very experienced advocate and gets the job done, an all-rounder. He has a robust approach and is very methodical." "He is very approachable and he has a wealth of housing law knowledge."

Recent work

Acted for the claimant in a claim for damages for unlawful eviction, winning at trial and securing an award of £50,000.

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