David Starkey


Tell us about yourself

I am a solicitor, I qualified in 2002 and joined John Hodge Solicitors in July 2014. I became a Partner in 2022.

What is your specialist area of law?

Family law is my area of specialism and I deal with divorce, financial arrangements, Cohabitation disputes and children matters.

What do you offer clients of John Hodge Solicitors?

In addition to the expertise of a solicitor of my experience I aim to be approachable and flexible in being able to meet with clients outside office hours and I offer a practical approach to solving problems in a manner which best suits the client.

What do you think makes a good lawyer?

I believe that a non-confrontational approach is a necessity in family law. I also believe that being a good listener and being approachable is essential.

Do you belong to any panels etc.

I am a member of Resolution which is a national organisation of family lawyers committed to dealing with family problems in a non-confrontational manner. I am also on the Law Society Family Panel.

A message for Clients

"I will provide a non-confrontational approach to solving the problems faced by client’s during this difficult period. I am a good listener and very approachable, I will endeavour to ensure that client’s receive the best possible advice in the most cost effective way."

Is there anything else you would like to add

I offer free initial appointments in order that client’s can discuss their requirements without feeling under any pressure.

On a non-legal note…

I am a massive fan of Sheffield United Football Club.