What others say......
Glen is again ranked highly in the field of Immigration Law by Chambers and Partners "Bar UK" guide - he has been ranked as a leading individual barrister for the last 15 years running:-
Chambers and Partners 2023: -
"Glen Hodgetts is a barrister well known for his immense experience and expertise across the immigration sphere. His diverse clientele ranges from legal aid clients to large businesses and high net worth individuals. He has appeared before the highest appellate courts in the UK and EU.
"A go-to barrister for anything complex relating to Article 8."
"An exceptional barrister who performs strongly both in written work and oral arguments. He is able to draw upon his experience to advocate very compellingly."
"A very persuasive advocate. He has an immigration brain, and is one of the go-to barristers when cases appear hopeless.
"Brilliant, organised and methodical. He has a lovely manner with clients too." "Just incredibly good: always a great pleasure to work with, has excellent judgement, and will go the extra mile for clients to help them win." (2020)
"A sole practitioner who is well known for his immense experience and expertise across the immigration sphere. His diverse clientele ranges from high net worth individuals and legal aid clients to large businesses and educational establishments.
Strengths: “He leaves no stone unturned.”An absolute pleasure to work with. He's organised, methodical and reliable." "Stands out in judicial review proceedings; he's very impressive at getting positive outcomes in the early stages." (2017)
“He is very thorough in his preparation and a very good advocate.”(2018)
Chambers and Partners "Bar UK" guide and the Legal 500 guide for 2016 previously had this to say about Glen:-
"A direct access immigration and asylum specialist, admired by his peers for his skilful advocacy before courts of all levels.
Strengths: "He is passionate about obtaining just outcomes for clients and very skilled at drafting legal arguments."
(Chambers and Partners, 2016)
"Extremely committed and passionate"
(Legal 500, 2016)
A sole practitioner as of 2013, who fights tooth and nail for his legal aid clients in the upper immigration courts and tribunals. He has a wealth of experience, and has authored several celebrated publications on immigration and human rights law.
Expertise: "He's very passionate and works intently to achieve the best outcomes. He thinks outside the box and has a meaningful and positive impact on clients."
(Chambers and Partners, 2015)
"A no-nonsense, athletic thinker," who has a wide-ranging immigration and asylum practice.
Expertise: "Clients always come back from hearings saying what an excellent advocate he is. He is someone who will often go the extra mile." "His knowledge and research ability are second to none; he misses nothing."
(Chambers and Partners, 2014)
"Noteworthy juniors include the "extremely capable" Glen Hodgetts who ‘goes the extra mile for his clients’ "
(Legal 500, 2014)
"Immigration and Asylum Specialist Glen Hodgetts is recommended by solicitors, who say that when you instruct him, "you feel as though you have someone on board who you can make decisions with and who can add value."
(Chambers and Partners, 2013)
"The imaginative Glen Hodgetts is an 'unsung hero' with a detailed knowledge of deportation and detention law."
(Legal 500, 2013)
"Following strong market feedback for this "unsung hero of the Bar", Glen Hodgetts takes his place in this year's rankings. An experienced practitioner, commentators are keen to highlight not only his recent track record, but also his prior experience working at a leading immigration charity. Characterised as a "calm, organised barrister and a safe pair of hands who gets the right result", he is admired for the fact that he does not feel the need to self-promote. As one interviewee said: "When you're that good, you don't need to shout about it."
(Chambers and Partners, 2008)
Client Feedback over the years
"Thank you from the depths of our heart for your tireless dedicated support and excellence in assisting us with our case and appeal. We are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best outcome.
Our gratitude and thanks to you for helping us prepare, being so flexible and being there for us every step of the way." (KM, 9th March 2023)
"Yesterday feels like a dream still does! I can't quite believe it. My apologies for being an emotional wreck! I'm still going through stages of processing everything...........YOU made this happen, you are exceptionally talented and with you having your heart in the right place you have shown just what you can achieve. Now I know your modesty wont allow it but I need you to know, you've saved my life! And no matter the outcome 14 days from now you've given us a fighting chance (February 2023)
"I am very relaxed now and of course only you made it possible at the end." ( September 2016)
"I am very much pleased to know about outcome of the appeal, I must say this was all possible because of your good knowledge and skills, in fact when we had first meeting I was really surprised to know that I can be considered to qualify 10 years Rule. For this I would always be very thankful to you forever." ( August 2016)
"Hope things are well with you. I have always respected your professionalism and sang your praises to ......" (27 June 2015)
"Thank you so much for giving good news. All credit goes to you. You are behind my success. Again thanks and very happy to hear this news." (July 2015)
"At this moment I would like to say that you are "Guru" in immigration field." (10 July 2015)
"Glen, Thank you so much. I really appreciate you. God bless you." (12 July 2015)
"We are very happy to know this great new. Thank you very much for your support." (17 July 2014)
"I deeply appreciate all of your kindness." (10/10/2014)
"Once again thank you so much for all your efforts and giving much spare time towards my complicated case." (9/10.2014)
"Good afternoon Glen, hope you are well. We have received good news today, ...............has got entry clearance and her visa. We would like to take this opportunity to convey our gratitude and thank you for all of your hard work and the assistance you have given us throughout." (25 July 2014)
"My belief is growing stronger day by day I am in safe hands.....I am honoured that you are representing me. I am so humble to see you doing hard work for me." (23 July 2014)
"Mr Glen is an efficient exemplary barrister I have ever known who pays attention to detail. He does his work with great passion and commitment without lacking a touch of excellence in his work. Meeting him is the best thing that ever happened to me in the UK at the time of my immigration muddle. He was able to simplify our complicated immigration case to a feasible case backed up by relevant case law and convincing evidence. His submission and argument at the Tribunal has worked out in our favour. He is indeed a gem to be treasured.
Words cannot express how happy and joyful we were received my appeal allowed letter. It was a Great News letter. Our joy moves from fullness to overflowing joy. Mr. Glen has made a positive historic news on our case. My entire family, friends and including our local MP, is very pleased with everything he has done. We are extremely grateful.
Well done barrister Glen. You are highly appreciated. It's only God that can reward you for your selfless efforts and dedication towards our immigration matter.
May the good Lord bless and reward Mr Glen Hodgetts and his family forever." AA (16th January 2017)
"No amount of words can convey the gratitude and appreciation I feel for choosing you to stand by me and fight my case. I genuinely believe that if you take on a case you put your whole and soul into it for your clients. I appreciate all the long hours and hard work you have put in for me and the determination with which you handled my case. Your selfless work has always been a beacon of good hope and the light at the end of the tunnel for me and I am genuinely thankful for giving me hope when none was available and bringing me out when I was helpless. Thank you for taking me out my current situation.
I would, without a shadow of doubt, give you 5 stars and highly recommend your services to any person seeking help in legal matters. I'm of the strong belief that if Glen takes on your case he will not rest till justice has been served and you are entirely satisfied with the outcome" ( AM, 22nd March 2017)