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Edward Hodgson

Trainee solicitor

Public Law and Human Rights

Ed is a trainee solicitor in our Public Law and Human Rights team.

He joined Bindmans LLP in April 2019 and became a trainee solicitor in September 2021.

In his previous seat, Ed worked in our Crime, Fraud and Regulatory team, where he assisted partners and solicitors in a wide range of criminal cases in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. Ed’s experience in Crime, Fraud, and Regulatory matters includes:

  • Assisting in the representation of clients in a range of matters including murder and other offences against the person, protest offences such as failing to comply with a section 14 condition, drug offences, firearms offences, complex fraud and white collar work, sexual offences and offences related to terrorism.
  • Assisting with restraint and confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
  • Assisting in the representation of clients at inquests.
  • Assisting on several extradition cases, and particularly those involving arguments relating to prison conditions and the right to a fair trial.
  • Attending court to assist clients and counsel at trials and confiscation hearings.
  • Attending police stations to assist solicitors and clients at police interviews.
  • Assisting on cases before the Court of Appeal and European Court of Human Rights.
  • Drafting letters of representation to the CPS requesting discontinuance of prosecutions on public interest grounds.
Education and career
  • Ed graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in English from the University of Nottingham.
  • He then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP, achieving a Distinction, and the Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School, classed as Very Competent.
  • Ed is also an Inner Temple Scholar.
  • He joined Bindmans as a paralegal in 2019.
More about Ed

Before joining Bindmans, Ed had a previous career in publishing.