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Be represented by an specialist lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful

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Challenging injustice and breaches of your rights

Challenging injustice and breaches of your rights

If your rights have been breached by the police or any other state body or organisation, Hudgell Solicitors has an experienced team of civil liberties lawyers who can help you get justice.

We specialise in challenging the actions of the police, and failings which lead to avoidable deaths in prison, or as a result of negligent mental health care.

Specialists in actions against police, prisons & authorities

Specialists in actions against police, prisons & authorities

Challenging the actions of state bodies and organisations may feel a daunting prospect, but in Hudgell Solicitors, you can have a nationally recognised and widely accredited team of specialists fighting on your behalf for justice.

We have a team of experienced lawyers who specialise in actions against the police, supporting clients who have been wrongfully arrested, detained, or assaulted, and families who have lost loved ones due to failures in police procedures and investigations.

Our solicitors also have vast experience of investigating the circumstances around avoidable deaths in prison, supporting families at inquests and bringing claims against the Ministry of Justice.

We have also supported many families let down by the care provided by NHS Mental Health Trusts to their loved ones, leading to their relatives sadly losing their lives.

No matter what injustice you’ve suffered at the hands of the state, our lawyers will do all they can to ensure the right party is held accountable.


Holding people to account and getting answers

Holding people to account and getting answers

Our solicitors always aim to discover the full circumstances of what happened to ensure those responsible are fully held to account.

Our work often includes:

  • Carrying out initial fact-finding by discussing what happened with you.
  • Securing important documents, evidence and information from authorities relating to your case.
  • Ensuring your questions are answered and that lessons are learnt by the relevant authorities.
  • Fighting for admissions of errors and breaches of your rights.
  • Supporting families at hearings and inquests.
  • Discussing settlement agreements and possible outcomes of your case.
  • Securing the maximum possible compensation settlements.

How to make a civil liberties claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in five easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Letter of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

Step 4

Obtain Supporting Evidence & Expert Reports

We will request copies of any supporting documents for your claim and, if appropriate, instruct expert witnesses to provide an opinion in support of your case.

Step 5

Negotiate Settlement

We will review your opponent’s response to our letter of claim and update you on the merits of your claim and any valuation before making any settlement offers.

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Our client stories

Client stories

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Statement from families of victims of 2023 Nottingham attack on first anniversary

Hudgell Solicitors issues the following statement on behalf of the Coates family, the O’Malley-Kumar family, and the Webber family. On the 13th of June 2023, our lives changed forever. The brutal, calculated and unprovoked attack by Valdo Calocane took the lives of three innocent, decent and kind human beings: Barney Webber, Grace O’Malley-Kumar and Ian […]

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Former subpostmistress has named cleared in court after 20 years – and heads straight to Public Inquiry to see Paula Vennells give evidence

Six more former Subpostmasters had long-standing convictions relating to the Post Office Horizon scandal quashed in court this morning – as former chief executive Paula Vennells began giving her long-awaited evidence at the Public Inquiry. Having lived for two decades wrongfully labelled a convicted criminal, former Merseyside Subpostmistress Sushma Blaggan headed straight from the Royal […]

Victims of Stephen Port

Families of Stephen Port’s victims say gross misconduct investigation into Met Police officers must be ‘full and fearless’ and have ‘complete cooperation’

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has today confirmed it is investigating five current and three former Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers for gross misconduct. It comes as part of a re-investigation into how the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor were originally handled by the force. The four […]

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Quick and efficient, great service
5 Stars
My experience with Hudgell was absolutely incredible from start to finish, particularly with Mobeena, the solicitor behind my case. She was thorough and efficient, keeping me informed at all time. I couldn’t recommend her and the company more, it was dealt with in such a professional manner with great speed too. Thanks Mobeena and thank you to the company!
5 Stars
Anna Buchanan
We had our holiday sickness claim dealt with by Anne and her team, they made everything so easy for us and kept us in the loop with all developments. Would i recommend this solicitors, hell yeah they was an absolute pleasure to work with.
5 Stars
David Arnell
Completed an online enquiry form. They called back and stated that they were too busy to take the case on! So why allow online enquiries? Clearly an unreliable and useless firm
1 Stars
Michelle Clarke
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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Meet our civil liberties lawyers

Our lawyers

Local lawyers at the heart of your community

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Victoria Richardson

Civil Liberties
Group Actions
Criminal Injury
Inquests & Public Inquiries
Public Inquiry Representation
Personal Injury
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Terry Wilcox

Civil Liberties
Inquests & Public Inquiries
Public Inquiry Representation



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Hudgell Solicitors comment on the Civil Justice Quarterly Statistics

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) have now published the quarterly civil justice statistics covering July to September 2020. These latest stats show us that Civil Justice actions continue to remain below pre-Covid levels and in particular, County Court claims were down 47% on the same period in 2019 however this was driven by a 50% […]

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