Rebecca specialises in Employment Law and Family Law regularly appearing in courts and Tribunals across the country in multi day/week cases, representing both Claimants/Applicants and Respondents/Defendants in often highly complex matters .
Employment :She is particularly experienced in cases involving unfair /constructive dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, whistleblowing ,TUPE and contractual disputes.
Family:Her particular specialist area is Children Act matters including complex multi-day fact-finding hearings,Non-molestation and Occupation orders .
She also maintains a significant national Fast and Multi-track civil practice, regularly appearing in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Rebecca has been described by professional and lay clients in their feedback as approachable, persuasive and confidence inspiring. She is perhaps best described as a confident and tenacious “Modern Counsel” dedicated to achieving the best result for her clients. She has a very strong belief in client care in cases which can be a highly stressful experience , an often overlooked factor, and as such retains a very loyal and ever-growing client base.
She has been an established Public Access practitioner since 2008 and is regularly instructed on this basis for Employment Tribunals and courts across the UK.
Rebecca prides herself on her clear, practical and compelling style. Her other main areas of civil practice include:
“I will never be able to fully explain how much your help has meant to me, after so many years of absolute misery in connection with this case. I was always fascinated to watch a true professional in any activity fully focussed at work. In your case, I had never seen a court in action before and amid the anxiety, I had no idea what to expect, but the way you and the Judge interacted was utterly extraordinary, almost as if in a completely different language. Lay client, 21st November 2020.”
Public Access Client n/a
“I hope you don’t mind but I asked my Solicitor for a contact simply to send you a massive THANKYOU! I will never ever be able to fully explain how much your help has meant to me, after so many years of absolute misery in connection with this case. Now I have to learn to breathe properly again and take steps to initiate the reconstruction of the rest of my life! I am always fascinated to watch a true professional in any activity fully focussed at work whichever the latter may be. In your case, I had never seen a Court in action before and amid the anxiety I had no idea what to expect, but the way you and the Judge interacted was utterly extraordinary, almost as if in a completely different language. I think above all else it was the way in which you just seemed to completely understand each other, unlike what I remember I saw from our opponent, who apparently had very little idea, and was clearly very poorly prepared to say the least. Absolute top marks to you! Obviously I was not privy to the more recent contest, but I can just imagine how you would have handled it. Impeccably. I wish you all the very best of wishes with your future life and career; you know you always have a friend here! ”
Lay Client N/A
“Good Morning (Rebecca Hodgkin), I hope you are well. Thank you so much for contacting me so quickly. This is a great result and I am very grateful to you for your hard work and efforts. With Kind regards, ”
Martin Armitage, Solicitor Minster Law
“We would like to pass our thanks to Clerksroom for the introduction to Barrister Rebecca Hodgkin. What was expected to be a straight forward case felt increasingly complex and became somewhat nerve wracking. We were fully supported throughout the process by Rebecca in her calm yet focussed and totally professional manner. Considering we met only on the Monday to start a three day Tribunal on the Wednesday, to then win the case on the Friday – speaks volumes about Rebecca’s ability. We will be recommending Clerksroom at any opportunity.”
Tui & Steve Shirley Public access clients, employment matter.
“I have to say that I continue to be impressed with the Clerksroom service and I am extremely pleased that Rebecca [Hodgkin] is so attentive, thorough and a pleasure to deal with. ”
Jim Cozens, in Public Access Employment Appeal Intermediary at Cheshire Legal Services
“Brilliant result and thank you [Rebecca Hodgkin] for today. ”
Rachel Povey Fletchers Solicitors