Luke has extensive clerking experience and deals with all aspects of St John’s Chambers’ family law work including building and managing client relationships, clerking all barristers within the Family & Divorce team, negotiation of fees and management of the clerking team.

Luke is consistently praised for her high standard client service in Chambers UK and The Legal 500:

  • ‘The clerking at St John’s is extremely effective. They are often able to deliver on listings and assist in fixing hearings up in a way that other chambers do not quite match. Luke Hodgson in particular is a standout.” The Legal 500, 2024
  • “The clerks, and Luke Hodgson in particular, take care to align the right counsel to the right client.” “The clerks are always available at the end of the phone or by email. If any issue arises they will go above and beyond in order to find a solution so that there is minimal difficulty to the instructing solicitor. A truly faultless service.” CHAMBERS UK, 2023
  • “Luke Hodgson, practice manager, gives a service which feels tailored to the individual. This is mirrored by his team, whose response times to a request are always impressive.” CHAMBERS UK, 2022

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.”
Partner, Exeter

“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.”
Partner, Exeter

“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.”
Partner, Bristol