Martin Hodgson


Specialist in

Dispute ResolutionDirect Access


Because Martin has been in full time practice for over 30 years with knowledge in many areas of law, he is considered to be exceptionally experienced. He mostly practices in the areas of Public Law and housing with a particular interest in how housing and the actions of public bodies affect families and vulnerable individuals. His most well known case is Yemsahw V Hounslow lBC where the Supreme Court reversed a long standing Court of Appeal decision and re-defined domestic violence in housing as including psychological abuse.

What the directories say

Chambers & Partners, 2015
Praised by sources as an excellent advocate for vulnerable clients. He advises on a range of housing matters, including appeals against the Housing Act, and is described as having “a brilliant legal mind.”
Strengths: “He has such a great way with clients. He’s experienced, persistent and appropriately cautious.”
Recent work: “He is respected for his work for the tenants in Sharif v Camden LBC.”


Inns Of Court Bar Vocational Course
Polytechnic of Central London BA (Hons) Law
Worth Law

Professional Memberships

South Eastern Circuit
Hon. Society of Middle Temple




Martin is recognised by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a leading junior in the area of social housing.

Neil V Ryan (1999) 1 FCR 241

Whether the court of appeal has jurisdiction to increase a sentence for contempt in a domestic violence case and the principles to apply.

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