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How we've helped injured survivors

How we've helped injured survivors

Hudgell Solicitors have been proud to partner with specialist rehabilitation and financial experts to ensure injured survivors of the Manchester Arena Bombing have benefitted from tailored packages of support.

Led by our chief executive Rachel Di Clemente, we approached a number of partner organisations, urging them to come together to ensure more than 150 people had the support they required.

Partnerships were established with rehab specialists Proclaim Care and independent financial advisors Frenkel Topping, agreeing a way to jointly fund and provide access to urgent treatment rehabilitation support and advice on financial matters.

An initial package of support included dedicated rehabilitation services and much-needed financial assistance.

We look forward to being able to provide further support in due course, with the legal case paving the way to provide further treatment options and dedicated case management support.


Why we stepped in

Why we stepped in

Whilst initial treatment and support was provided via the Greater Manchester Resilience Hub following the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, many survivors were left struggling to access further treatment under the NHS and struggling to return to the lives they knew before.

This situation was compounded as the Covid-19 pandemic lengthened already unacceptable waiting lists for treatment.

With all potential civil actions for compensation awaiting the outcome of the Public Inquiry, at Hudgell Solicitors we recognised that hundreds of physically and psychologically injured survivors were going to be left without vital assistance for a number of years.

Whilst we have helped with some of the acute and intermediate needs of those we represent, we are now looking at the long-term needs of all we represent.

The focus is on ensuring we can provide full future rehabilitation support for those still in need of help to return their lives to some form of normality and towards achieving the best possible outcomes.

This includes helping people back to employment where possible, and to a position where they are able to look forward to the future again.


'Determined to provide immediate help'

'Immediate help'

Rachel Di Clemente, chief executive of Hudgell Solicitors, said: “The support we have provided to survivors of the Manchester Arena Bombing makes me hugely proud.

“Many suffered life-changing physical and psychological injuries, but after an initial wave of fundraising, found themselves left without the funds or support to access vital treatment and financial help.

“We were determined not to leave these people in limbo for years and to find a way of providing immediate help.

“It was challenging for our partners to offer the level of support they would normally due to the lack of funding, with all work carried out without any guarantees of recovering the cost.

“It was done to ensure rehabilitation was in place in spite of the barriers of the litigation, and our our clients have been really appreciative of the help they have received to help them rebuild their lives after the trauma of the terrorist attack.”


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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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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.

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Inquest Attendance & Submissions

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

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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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What support has been provided to injured survivors of the Manchester Arena bombing?

Since 2020, we have provided survivors with support including;

  • Needs assessments – Bespoke assessments in which specialist clinicians considered their needs and support, signposting to appropriate help.
    These assessments formed the basis for agreeing rehabilitation plans for clients and urgent treatment was identified to those most in need and still struggling to return to normal life.
  • Case Management Support – Clients were supported by dedicated case / rehabilitation managers who considered the treatment recommendations made and any accommodation requirements, home adaptations, aids and equipment needed. Consideration was also made the assistance which could be put in place to help survivors adapt or change their jobs, as well as supporting them with identifying and applying for relevant state benefits.
  • Counselling and physiotherapy – Many survivors experienced trauma related psychological symptoms which included avoidance of memory, situations and places.
    Many were left suffering from low mood, emotional numbing and finding it difficult to adjust back to life.
    Counselling and physiotherapy providers were found and advised of the likely number of referrals, ensuring suitable resources were put in place.
  • Behavioural therapist support – This was secured to support some of our younger clients in particular, who developed behavioural issues related to being affected by the events of the terror attack.
  • Ongoing treatment reviews – Once treatment and support started, meetings were held between our legal team and Proclaim Care to review the cases and discuss any issues. This was initially done on a weekly basis and then moved to two weeks, then every three weeks as the support became more established.

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