Victoria Hodges

Called 1980
Joint Head of Chambers

Practice overview

Victoria is equally at home and experienced with children and ancillary relief cases. She deals with a broad range of complex family law cases and has experience and interest in public law cases involving learning disabilities, psychiatric and mental health issues (adults and children), non-accidental injury and sexual abuse. She also has expertise in financial matters involving high-value assets.

Practice areas

Public law

Private law

Financial remedy

Recommendations

"Very enthusiastic about her work, passionate and a safe pair of hands." "Gets to grips with cases very quickly and is exceptional at cross-examination." (Chambers Guide to the UK Bar 2017)

"She has a broad practice encompassing difficult care cases and high-value matrimonial finance." (The Legal 500, 2016)

“A fantastic approach to client care” (The Legal 500, 2012)

"A respected practitioner with a general family practice" (The Legal 500 2011)

Highly recommended (Legal Experts 2011)

"An experienced generalist in family law" (The Legal 500 2010)

Highly recommended (Legal Experts 2010)

Recommended in family law (Legal 500 2009)

"A solid generalist in family law with a wide practice" (Legal 500 2008)

Reported cases

Re Q (a child: adoption) [2012] All ER (D) 153

Lincolnshire County Council v LU & Ors [2014] EWFC B94

P (A Child: Assessment of Kinship Carers) [2014] EWFC B73 

K and D (Children - Care Proceedings - Separation of Siblings) [2014] EWFC B104

CC, DD, EE and FF (Children) [2014] EWFC B170

Professional background

Victoria graduated in Law from Birmingham University in 1979 and was called to the Bar in 1980. Following successful completion of her pupillage (general common law with particular emphasis on civil and family law) at St. Mary’s Chambers, she became a tenant in 1981. Since then, has specialised almost exclusively in family law.

"GETS TO GRIPS WITH CASES VERY QUICKLY AND IS EXCEPTIONAL AT CROSS-EXAMINATION."

Chambers Guide to the UK Bar 2017