Matthew Hodson > Gatehouse Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gatehouse Chambers
Gatehouse Chambers
1 Lady Hale Gate, Gray’s Inn


Matthew is a commercial barrister with particular expertise in company and shareholder disputes, commercial contractual claims, insolvency and employment issues including employee competition work. He also has niche specialisms in contentious trust and probate work.


  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association


  • University College London, BSc Mathematics
    PGDL, BVC, College of Law
  • Mediator (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators accredited)
  • Chairman of the Tribunal of Travelling Showmen (2014 – )


Out of chambers, Matthew is often to be found up mountains, completing long distance walks or leading expeditions abroad. He is also a keen tennis and football player and glory hunting Burnley fan. As well as his sport, he dabbles in computer programming and gardening.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Matthew HodsonGatehouse ChambersMatthew’s strength is his clarity and practicality of advice – good advocacy skills, personable, quick, and great with clients. Matthew is open to discussion, flexible in approach, firm, and able to construct creative and complex technical legal arguments – a great advocate to have in your corner.