Experts in

Manchester Arena Bombing Claims


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.

Read More +

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.


Client stories

Client stories

Ensuring you get the support and compensation you deserve

View all
manchester arena terror attack victim martin hibbert is represented by hudgell solicitors

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 […]

How we can represent you

How we can represent you

Explained in five easy steps

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.

Start my claim

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.

Step 3


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.

Start my claim


Manchester Arena news

Untitled design (25)

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 […]

3 min read time
manchester arena bombing compensation

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 […]

1 min read time
outside view of the manchester arean from the front steps concept manchester arena inquiry

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Lawyers call for prosecutions in relation to ‘serious shortcomings’ in security

The Manchester Arena Inquiry has today released the first volume of its report into the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people in which Chairman Sir John Saunders concludes there were a series of “serious shortcomings” in security measures. The retired High Court judge said: “The security arrangements for the Manchester Arena should have […]

4 min read time
Philip and June

Mother of Manchester bombing victim ‘relieved’ by conviction of bomber’s brother and hopes for further answers at inquiry

The mother of a Manchester Arena bombing victim says the conviction of Hashem Abedi for the murders of the 22 people who died in the terror attack came as a ‘relief’, and says she is hopeful of further clarity from future legal hearings. June Tron’s son Philip, 32, died when caught up in the blast […]

2 min read time

Start your claim today

Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Client Reviews

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

Kept up to date
5 Stars
Perfect service from start to finish, all helpful advice with a satisfactory outcome.
5 Stars
Mr Cadmen
A driver accelerated into my pushbike whilst stopped for a pedestrian to cross the road. Luckily I had cameras both front and rear. Meaning I could try to pursue the insurer of the vehicle through the solicitors team (GDPR got in the way of getting info about the driver from the police). I'd spoken to 2 solicitors, 1 cycle uk, was very evasive and didn't know if they would take on the case. I was pointed in the direction of Hudgells via a friend who'd also won a case with them. I spoken to Susan Richardson. She took on my case immediately. As this was a local solicitor. I was able to drop off the footage from both cameras almost immediately. I had a slight brain injury so was probably not easy to deal with because my brain would just stop mid sentence and I couldn't get my words out. Sue was extremely patient with me. She broke everything down so I could understand what was going on. But better still. In order for me to heal both mentally and physically. I requested that I could distance myself from the case. I gave her full control, she popped back to me as she needed information. But, she allowed me to distance myself to heal. I wouldn't have wanted to deal with the insurance companies myself. It appeared to me they tried to wriggle, squirm and drag it out. Any way. The whole case from beginning to end took 1 year for the case to complete and a pay out to be made. I won my case! I dealt with Sue from start to finish. Thank you Sue and thank you Hudgells. Highly recommended.
5 Stars
Anna Kelly
Very efficient
5 Stars
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
See more



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.

Call me back

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Meet our group action lawyers

Our lawyers

Local lawyers at the heart of your community

victoria richardson hudgell solicitors

Victoria Richardson

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

Get in touch

Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

On this page

Manchester Arena

Start my claim
Start my claim