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No win, no fee civil liberties claims

No win, no fee

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.

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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.
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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

Funding

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 […]

Debbie Padley

‘My daughter should have been in hospital, not a cell’ – Inquest hears woman who died in custody may have survived had officers called for medical help

The mother of a 43-year-old woman who died when locked in a Kent Police station cell has welcomed a jury’s conclusion that police officers’ failure to ensure she was medically assessed may have cost her life. Mother-of-four Debbie Padley had been taken to Tonbridge Police Station’s custody suite following a domestic incident at her home […]

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

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

We were put in touch with Hudgell Solicitors through the Advocate to represent us on a pro-bono basis. They assigned Iftikhar Manzoor and he has been fantastic- very down to earth and easy to talk to. Any queries are answered quickly, and there seems to be a real understanding of concerns raised regarding the inquest of a close family member. We are so very grateful of the support they have given us so far, and extremely confident in their ability to achieve the result we hope for.
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Imogen Greenaway
I wholeheartedly recommend the services of Hudgell Solicitors. Iftikhar Manzoors exceptional handling of our daughter's inquest showcased unwavering kindness, respect, and diligence. They provided invaluable emotional support throughout the process and, with dedication, secured the conclusion necessary for justice. Choosing Hudgell Solicitor is a decision you can trust for compassionate and effective legal representation”
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Carole Butler
Been speaking with a lovely lady called Karolina Jedrych, she has helped me with my first Steps , making sure I’m well informed and understanding what’s happing along the way. Made me feel at ease and confident that I have chosen this team to help me . Thank you very much
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Jarvis
The lady who is assisting me with my case is very helpful and understanding her name is karolina I would recommend this company without hesitation many thanks
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Michael Parker
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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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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