Michael Vere-Hodge QC

Year of Call: 1970
Year of Silk: 1993
Email Address: michael.vere-hodge@3pb.co.uk
CJSM: michael.vere-hodge.qc@3paper.cjsm.net
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Michael Vere-Hodge is a hugely experienced senior Silk with a reputation for combining a mastery of the detail with effective cross-examination. Over the years he has appeared in a wide variety of challenging cases acting both for the prosecution and defence. He is also a Silk accredited to undertake Public Access work.

Michael is an experience clay pigeon shot who has represented Great Britain as an individual and as a GBR team member on many occasions over 30 years. He has won several International medals across three disciplines and in 2015 he won his first individual World Championship.

Has advised on various Sports National Governing Bodies’ compliance with their Selection Criteria for Great Britain Teams and Olympic nominations. Also advisory work on their governance including disciplinary action to be taken following allegations of bad behaviour by members of GBR teams abroad.

Recent Cases

  • 2016 Represented a ‘whistleblower’ accused of misconduct by his member Association. Interpretation of Company Articles, Disciplinary Code and Human Rights Act. Direct Access.
  • Advisory work on behalf of an athlete who wished to appeal against their non-selection for the 2012 Olympic Games. Appeal successful.


'His expertise includes homicide, serious sexual offences and firearms cases.'

Legal 500 2018/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Crime – Leading Silks - Tier 1

‘Very experienced in prosecuting and defending across serious crime matters.’

Legal 500 2017/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Crime – Leading Silks - Tier 1

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Academic qualifications

  • Winchester College
  • Grenoble University

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Recorder authorised to try serious sexual offences
  • Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council to 2016
  • Legal Adviser to the General Dental Council to 2016
  • Bencher of Gray’s Inn

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Western Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)

Direct Access

Michael Vere-Hodge QC is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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