Neil Hudgell Solicitors is continuing its rapid growth with the opening of new offices in its home city of Hull.
The law firm, which specialises in compensation claims for personal injury, medical and professional negligence, is re-locating all 55 staff currently based in three separate premises in Hull to one large ground floor office suite at Blundell’s Corner on Beverley Road.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors’ new offices were previously occupied by The Hull Daily Mail; the newspaper’s staff have moved to the first floor of the Blundell’s Corner building.
Neil Hudgell, Managing Director of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, said the main drivers behind the relocation were the increased benefits to clients and staff: “Moving to new offices is part of our on-going plans to expand, both organically and through acquisition, and to attract more outside investment.
“Our new premises are modern with good parking and can be easily located and accessed by clients. In addition, having all personnel under one roof concentrates our expertise and makes it easier to deliver staff training which in turn will also benefit our clients.”
As part of the move, Neil Hudgell Solicitors is also investing in new IT and back office systems to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
As well as the workforce in Hull, Neil Hudgell Solicitors has 45 employees at its offices in Armley, Leeds. The firm serves personal injury and medical negligence clients across England and Wales and has particular expertise in claims for dental negligence and industrial injuries.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors was established in 1997 with the opening of its first offices on Ellerburn Avenue on the North Hull estate and one in Sutton Village. The business later moved to premises on Holderness Road, Kingswood and Princes Avenue in the city. Today, the business’s turnover is approaching £10 million. In the past two years, Neil Hudgell Solicitors has been on the acquisition trail, buying other practices and caseloads.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors is also seeking to become an ABS (alternative business structure) – which is a new regulated organisation allowing non-lawyers to be involved as a manager or owner of a legal services provider. In a move towards increased governance and structure, former Hull NHS chief Kath Lavery was recently appointed as the business’s first board chairman.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors has Lexcel accreditation and is recognised by The Law Society of England and Wales for its high standards of practice and expertise. In addition, Neil Hudgell Solicitors is included in the Headway Head Injury Solicitors List 2013, is a member of The Brain Injury Group and also has accredited status from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).