5 Essex Court
Temple, London, EC4Y 9AH
Phone: 020 7410 2000
YEAR OF CALL 1997
Alastair Hodge read Law & German at the Universities of Bristol and Goettingen and was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1997.
In addition to a busy practice, he is a Senior Advocacy Trainer for Inner Temple, a member of the Inner Temple Advocacy Training Committee, a member of the Training for the Bar Committee at the Bar Council, the Schools Lead on the Bar Council's Neuberger Implementation Group and Honorary Secretary of the Inner Temple Golfing Society.
Alastair has extensive experience of employment law and is regularly instructed in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
He acts for both employers and employees and has particular experience in unfair dismissal, transfer of undertakings and discrimination cases.
He is also experienced in the following areas: confidential information, non-dealing covenants, non-solicitation covenants, non-enticement covenants, springboard injunctions, garden leave injunctions, trade unions, working time.
Currently acting for a local authority on an 18 day unfair dismissal and disability discrimination case.
Currently acting for a local authority on a 30 day disability discrimination case.
Currently acting for a firm of solicitors on major TUPE retendering process and service provision change.
Cobb v. Kent CC – Acted for local authority on a 4 day unfair dismisssal & sex discrimination case.
Naylor v. Royal Mail plc – Acted for Claimant on an unfair dismissal claim.
Hughes v. Williams F1 – Acted for Claimant on a 5 day unfair dismissal & disability discrimination case.
Renowned for his entertaining style, Alastair is also experienced in providing seminars to lay clients and Human Resources personnel.
Alastair has represented schools in breach of contract claims against building contractors, provided advice on discipline, attendance and admissions issues and has experience in exclusion appeals before independent panels. As a School Governor himself since 2000, Alastair is no stranger to education law.
Alastair has delivered over 250 lectures on all aspects of employment law and education law in the last ten years. Renowned for his entertaining style, Alastair is also experienced in providing seminars to law clients and Human Resources personnel.
Recent Feedback from his lectures:
"Mr Hodge was engaging, humorous and the training session was well structured and informative. Many thanks."
"Very good speaker + keeping the audience engaged."
"Very confident speaker. Knew what he was talking about and put across very well."
"Very engaging, informative and enthusiastic."
"Great manner in presenting."
"Kept the audience interested. Humorous and knowledgeable."
2012: Deputy Course Director, Inner Temple New Practitioner Advocacy & Ethics Programme
2011: Seminar Presenter, MBL Seminars Ltd
2010: Member, Neuberger Implementation Group, Bar Council
2010: Seminar Presenter. EPS Learning
2010: Member, Training for the Bar Committee, Bar Council
2009: Senior Advocacy Teacher, Inner Temple
2008: Presenter, Legal Network Television
2008: Honorary Secretary, Inner Temple Golfing Society
2008: Course Director, Inner Temple Pupil Advocacy Weekends
2008: Course Director, Inner Temple CPD Programme
2007: Course Director, Inner Temple Practice Management
2007: Member, Inner Temple Advocacy Training Committee
2006: Member, Bar Golfing Society Committee
2006: Member, Inner Temple Golfing Society Committee
2006: Legal & Artistic Advisor to LaPlante Productions
2005: Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development
2005: Inner Temple Advocacy Trainer
2004: Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
2004: Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development Licenciate of the Trichological Society
2000:Governor, Hayes School
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
Golf, Whisky, Wine, Classical Music