No win, no fee Manchester Arena bombing compensation
Our Manchester Arena bombing claims legal team provides its expertise and dedication at no cost to clients, as cases are covered by no win no fee arrangements, with a guarantee of no damages deductions from successful settlements.
Our dedicated legal team
Hudgell Solicitors has a dedicated team of specialist lawyers working on compensation claims for injured survivors of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.
Our team is fully committed to securing damages for physical and psychological injuries, to recover loss of earnings and cover the costs of ongoing treatment, rehabilitation and care.
Working alongside leading barristers, we instructed experts to assess the types of claims which could be brought on behalf of those injured, establishing strong cases for damages despite there currently being no admissions of liability from any potential defendants.
Following the conclusion of the Public Inquiry, at which we also represented families who lost loved ones, our focus turned to preparing civil claims for compensation on behalf of more than 150 survivors – many of whom have sustained life changing injuries – who turned to us for support.
Rehabilitation led support
We provided an initial package of support, including dedicated rehabilitation services and much-needed financial assistance, and look forward to being able to provide further support in due course.
We are also able to represent others who suffered injury as a result of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert, but as yet have not sought legal support.
Each client will be supported by our dedicated team of specialists, who work closely with our Public Inquiry team, and have detailed insight into the events of that evening, and the failings highlighted.
We are working not only to achieve the best possible outcomes in terms of compensation, but also to achieve the best result for each and every individual from a social and wellbeing perspective, securing them the rehabilitation and support they need to help them towards a better future.
Significantly, we are committed to running all Manchester Arena bombing compensation claims at zero cost to all those we represent, with a guarantee of no deductions from damages where there is a successful settlement.
Fighting for compensation
Our team of leading civil liberties and serious personal injury solicitors can represent anybody who has suffered loss and injury directly as a result of attending at the Manchester Arena on the night of the bombing.
Compensation will be sought for the pain and suffering caused by physical and psychological injuries, for loss of earnings (since the attack and into the future), rehabilitation and treatment, care needs and any broader impact on life.
Whilst most of the audience in attendance that night was able to get home safely, 22 people lost their lives and more than 700 were injured.
Many suffered life-long and life-limiting physical injuries, whilst others were left unable to return to work or university, or have since experienced an ongoing fear of crowded places and a range of anxieties and diagnoses such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
For many, the experience of being so close to the attack has also had a lasting psychological impact, as has the panic and confusion of trying to find their missing relatives or friends in the midst of an ongoing terror event.
- Suffered a physical injury as a result of the bombing.
- Suffered a psychological injury as a result of the bombing.
- Lost a loved one as a result of the bombing.
- Suffered nervous shock as a result of being in close proximity to the incident (such as parents collecting children).
No costs for our clients
Our dedicated Manchester Arena legal team is led by solicitor Terry Wilcox, who has almost 40 years’ experience in cases relating to major loss of life and long-running investigations, having represented in legal proceedings into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, which saw 96 football fans lose their lives.
Terry is supported by highly-experienced personal injury solicitors Kerry Gillespie, Paul McClorry, Sarah Patten and our chief executive Rachel Di Clemente, who has a hands-on role in supporting survivors and managing communications with our clients.
This team, alongside Simon Kilvington KC, of Byrom Street Chambers, who has led many complex and high-value personal injury cases, provides its expertise and dedication at no cost to clients, as cases are covered by no win no fee arrangements, with a guarantee of no damages deductions from successful settlements.
This means clients represented by Hudgell Solicitors will receive any damages awarded to them in full. We will also ensure the relevant insurances are in place to protect people against having to pay any defendant costs at any stage.
If you suffered injury in the Manchester Arena bombing and are yet to secure legal support, call our team today or complete our short claim form.
Ensuring you get the support and compensation you deserve
Manchester Arena Inquiry: ‘I’ve been left disabled and a prisoner in my own home. Compensation can help me get part of myself back’
Manchester Arena bombing survivor Joanne McSorley says she has been left a prisoner her own home as she continues to await compensation for the disabling injuries she suffered in the attack more than five-and-a-half years ago. Joanne, 49, of Runcorn, suffered catastrophic injuries to her left side and shrapnel injuries all over her body in […]
Manchester Arena Inquiry: ‘Still nobody has been held responsible for not stopping it happening. That needs to change’
More than five-and-a-half years since she suffered life-changing injuries in the Manchester Arena bombing, survivor Lisa Bridgett has still not received a single penny in compensation from the Government. At the arena waiting to meet her 17-year-old daughter Ashleigh at the end of the Ariana Grande concert, she was stood just metres away when suicide […]
Legal team raises concerns over ‘obsessively secretive’ approach to security services evidence at Manchester Arena Inquiry
A legal team representing the families of seven people killed in the Manchester Arena bombing has expressed ‘grave misgivings’ over ‘obsessive secrecy’ surrounding the security services section of evidence at the ongoing Public Inquiry. Pete Weatherby QC, who is instructed by Hudgell Solicitors and is acting on behalf of the families of Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, […]
The family of Philip Tron – one of 22 people killed at the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 – have paid tribute to him at the ongoing Public Inquiry, saying he had a huge personality, a huge heart and a good sense of humour. The Inquiry is currently hearing tributes from relatives as they provide […]
The Manchester Arena Inquiry has heard a moving tribute to 14-year-old victim Sorrell Leczkowski in which her mother told how her death has left her family ‘broken’. Over the next two weeks of the Inquiry, relatives will provide personal insights into the 22 people killed in the 2017 bombing, and reflect upon how their own […]
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Call us, request a call back, or complete our online form and one of our team will assess whether we feel able to represent you.
Apply for funding
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim and let you know if Legal Aid is available.
We will obtain relevant disclosure from the Coroner and any other relevant sources.
Inquest Attendance & Submissions
We will make submissions to the Coroner/Chair with our views on the appropriate conclusions based on evidence revealed.
Verdict / Findings
We will help you to understand that Coroner’s verdict and advise you on any possible further legal steps to assist you.
Manchester Arena news
Manchester Arena bombing survivor Sarah Nellist says it took three years for her to be able start looking forward in life – and only after she’d accepted she would never be the same person again. To this day, more than five years on, she still struggles to sleep, endures regular night terrors, avoids large crowds […]
‘Survivors are forever haunted by seeing lives lost and being left alone for so long – lessons must be learned over security and rescue planning’
Survivor Ruth Murrell says life for her family has been ‘forever changed’ after being involved in the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017. Ruth and her daughter Emily, who was 12 at the time, were both badly injured in the attack, spending weeks in hospital afterwards and needing to undergo numerous operations to remove shrapnel from […]
Manchester Arena Inquiry statement: Time has come to hold organisations to account over shocking failings
Hudgell Solicitors represents the families of Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, and Philip Tron, 32, who were killed, and also more than 150 injured survivors of the 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing. Following today’s publication of the second volume of findings at the Manchester Arena Inquiry, by Chairman Sir John Saunders, Solicitor Neil Hudgell, of Hudgell Solicitors, said: “This […]
A woman who was amongst those stood closest to the Manchester Arena bomber when he detonated the device says she was left feeling ‘abandoned and left to die’ as ‘an eternity’ passed without emergency services coming to their aid. Janet Senior, of West Yorkshire, had been waiting in the foyer at the end of the […]
Former counter terrorism officer caught in Manchester Arena bombing says there was ‘failure on every level’ to ‘protect, plan and rescue’
As a long serving police and counter terrorism officer, Andrea Bradbury was better equipped than most to cope in the horror of being at the centre of a terrorist bombing attack. Yet more than five years since the events at Manchester Arena in May 2017, she says the painful memories linked to that day will […]
Solicitor Neil Hudgell said: “A number of our clients, including Martin Hibbert, have instructed us to issue proceedings against a named individual for defamation and harassment, including a claim in damages as well as for restraining injunctions. “These relate to outlandish claims following the Manchester Arena atrocity that our clients are not genuine and did […]
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Why has it taken more than six years to start compensation claims?
Civil claims for compensation must be made against organisations or individuals who can be held liable (to blame) for any injuries and loss suffered.
In the case of the Manchester Arena bombing, all potential civil actions have had to await the outcome of the Public Inquiry, which was called to investigate the deaths of the victims, determine exactly what happened, and aim to identify what must be done to prevent it from happening again.
Though inquiries cannot determine criminal or civil liability, they can highlight where failings have occurred, and Chairman Sir John Saunders concluded in his Volume 1 Report there had been many ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent or minimise the devastating impact of the terrorist attack.
He also said ‘inadequate attention’ had been paid to the national level of the terrorist threat by those directly concerned with security at the venue.
Terrorist Salman Abedi was able to detonate a bomb in the City Room, an area close to one of the exit doors from the Arena, as thousands of audience members met with parents and others who had come to collect them.
The Inquiry Chairman concluded that security arrangements for Manchester Arena should have prevented or minimised the devastating impact of the attack, and that there were a number of opportunities which were missed leading to the failure.
He said Abedi should have been identified as a threat on the day by those responsible for the security of the Arena, and that ‘disruptive intervention’ would have been ‘highly likely’ to lessened the loss of life and injury, even if he had still detonated his device.