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Manchester Arena Client Testimonials

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No win, no fee Manchester Arena bombing compensation claims

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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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Representing more than 150 injured survivors

Hudgell Solicitors represents more than 150 injured survivors of the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017, and also represents the families of Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, and Philip Tron, 32, who were killed in the attack.

Clients have been supported through a Public Inquiry, through access to initial dedicated rehabilitation services and much-needed financial assistance, and in the preparation of civil claims. Clients have provided the following testimonials for the work of the Hudgell Solicitors team.

June Tron

Mother of Philip Tron, 32 who died in the attack

June Tron

The legal team at Hudgell Solicitors have become more like a family to us, as they have been there for our family every step of the way. Terry Wilcox and James Camidge have supported us throughout the Public Inquiry, and have looked after us with care and consideration at all times.”

“They have at times protected me when they have known that difficult evidence was to be heard, and helped me cope through some truly horrifying days.”

“They have not just been there for us, they have been there for others too. I can’t speak highly enough of how they work. They truly care about the truth, and about looking out for those they represent.

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Janet Senior

Janet Senior

As survivors we were told by the police that we were mistaken by what we remembered from what had happened, and how people were left without help. I was getting really frustrated with that and it was only when we met Terry Wilcox at Hudgell Solicitors that we found somebody who wanted to listen to us and wanted to get to the truth. He cared about what we had to say.

“We didn’t have a voice until Terry and Hudgells listened. They want to get to the truth.”

“The people who died in that venue, and never had the help they required, have not been able to speak. Those of us there have wanted to speak for them. We know what happened.

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Janet Senior, affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

Sarah Nellist

Sarah Nellist

The team at Hudgell Solicitors have been so supportive and have talked me through the process, explaining how compensation can cover my future needs and losses. It makes you realise this will impact on you for the rest of your life, no matter how you feel you have moved on.

“I’ve had to accept that I’ll never be the same person again. I can’t be. I don’t think anyone affected can be. If I feel ok, then that’s good enough.

“The physiotherapy support has been brilliant. I have tinnitus and I’ve struggled with my balance ever since the attack. I couldn’t balance on one leg at all but now I can balance for around 20 seconds. It has made my overall balance much better, and that has a big impact on how I feel.

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Ruth Murrell

Ruth Murrell

I’d initially paid for therapy sessions privately as I was so far down the waiting list and I simply couldn’t wait any longer. Then Hudgells arranged for more, for which the cost was covered, which was amazing as I still needed so much help, but couldn’t afford it.

“It has helped me with adopting coping techniques to overcome triggers, which can happen every day from something as simple as an ambulance siren or a car backfiring.

I also visited the memorial to lay flowers, which was hugely significant. Being able to work again has been a very positive step too. The support has been fantastic.

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Ruth Murrel, affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

Andrea Bradbury

Andrea Bradbury

It was a fight for us survivors to be given a voice. Hudgells were the people who were prepared to listen to us as humans. There are times when you just need to be able to speak to people who will listen to you, and take time to understand you. Hudgells did that and we are all grateful for their support.”

“We were made to feel like we mattered, and that we were understood. We were able to speak openly with Hudgells.”

“Although we weren’t Core Participants at the Inquiry, we were able to give evidence as witnesses. We hope that families of those who lost loved ones have seen that we have been able to contribute positively to the inquiry and in finding answers.

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Andrea Bradbury, affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

Manchester Arena news

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
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Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
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Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
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Darrel Fuentebaja
Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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