Court of Protection Clerks
Luke Hodgson in particular, is very approachable and goes above and beyond to try to accommodate changes in the listing of hearings, and access to the barristers of choice.”
Legal 500, 2021
He understands each client’s particular needs and with his extensive knowledge of chambers provides the most suitable counsel for each matter. He enjoys a reputation for the friendly, helpful and efficient service he provides to clients.
“The Family team’s clerking arrangements, led by Luke Hodgson, at St John’s Chambers are second to none. I sense they have a genuine wish to provide an excellent service which they do. Their responses are always timely and they go the extra mile when issues need resolving. They are a credit to the barristers they support.”
“Luke is a brilliantly able clerk with a gift for making an instructing solicitor’s life easier. His diary management is second to none. Above all, he is down to earth, accommodating and always an absolute pleasure to deal with.”
“Instructing the right barrister to represent a client is generally a difficult task. Luke Hodgson at St Johns Chambers in Bristol has always gone the ‘extra mile’ to ensure that my clients’ expectations are met and at a realistic cost. I would highly recommend Luke and his team at St Johns. They are always friendly and accommodating and will do their very best to ensure that my clients get the right representation for their case.”
Elaine Jewell-Moore, the family law practice team leader, is described as “particularly great, prompt and efficient.”
Chambers UK, 2021
All the clerks do a good job but in particular, I think Elaine is friendly, helpful and an excellent clerk. ‘Elaine in particular is fantastic. She is warm, friendly and accommodating.’ ”
Legal 500, 2021
In her spare time she’s a volunteer fundraiser / organiser for St Margaret’s Hospice (Taunton) and Deputy Manager for the Communications team of Festival Medical Services, a Charity that raises money by providing medical cover at various outdoor events.
Elaine’s hobbies include live music, outdoor pursuits and reading.