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No win, no fee Manchester Arena bombing compensation

No win, no fee

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.

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Our dedicated legal team

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

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

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

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.


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Judge prevents claim that ‘Manchester bombing didn’t happen’ from being used as a defence against survivors’ harassment case for damages

A High Court Judge today blocked a man from claiming the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing didn’t happen as part of his defence to a legal claim brought against him – labelling his conspiracy theories as ‘preposterous’, ‘absurd’ and ‘fantastical’. Hudgell Solicitors represent survivor Martin Hibbert in a civil claim for harassment, misuse of private information […]

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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, […]

How we can represent you

How we can represent you

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Step 1

Free initial Advice

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.

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Step 2

Apply for funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim and let you know if Legal Aid is available.

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We will obtain relevant disclosure from the Coroner and any other relevant sources.

Step 4

Inquest Attendance & Submissions

We will make submissions to the Coroner/Chair with our views on the appropriate conclusions based on evidence revealed.

Step 5

Verdict / Findings

We will help you to understand that Coroner’s verdict and advise you on any possible further legal steps to assist you.

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Statement on “defamation and harassment” of Manchester Arena bombing survivors

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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Professional, experienced and knowledgeable. Set out my options for me and took the time to explain them clearly.
5 Stars
Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
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Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
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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.

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