Michael Hodge commenced practice as a barrister based in Brisbane in 2004 and has an extensive commercial litigation practice with a particular focus on competition and consumer protection, economic regulation, professional negligence, and corporation and securities law.
He has been retained by public companies, directors, SMEs and regulators to advise and appear in relation to complex commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and civil penalty proceedings. He also has substantial experience in relation to major property development and agribusiness disputes in Queensland.
In 2015, Michael was the counsel assisting the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry.
He is ranked as a leading junior counsel in Queensland in commercial litigation and disputes in Doyle’s Guide.
Before coming to the bar, Michael was the Associate to Justice Holmes in the Supreme Court of Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Competition Law from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. Michael is a member of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia.