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No win, no fee Post Office compensation claims

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Benefit from the representation of our experienced Post Office Horizon lawyers at no upfront cost to you. Cases are covered pro bono, by no win no fee arrangements or through Legal Aid to take clients from challenging their convictions to pursuing compensation settlements.

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Fighting for justice

Fighting for justice

Hudgell Solicitors are the legal firm at the forefront of the continuing fight for justice for former sub-postmasters who were victims of what is now recognised to have been the biggest miscarriage of justice in UK legal history.

Our expert legal team is proud to stand at the side of victims and their families across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, representing law-abiding, honest and hard-working people whose lives and reputations were ruined when prosecuted for crimes they did not commit, based on unreliable computer evidence.

We have unrivalled experience in cases relating to the Horizon Scandal, having already helped more than 70 people to clear their names at the Court of Appeal, and leading civil claims for damages for malicious prosecution.

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Supporting former sub-postmasters by:

Supporting former sub-postmasters by:
  • Providing free confidential and sensitive legal support.
  • Challenging more unsafe convictions for crimes people did not commit.
  • Leading civil claims for compensation which truly reflect the damage caused to lives.
  • Providing legal advice to people offered payments through the Historical Shortfall Scheme (HSS).
  • Holding those responsible to account by representing sub-postmasters at Public Inquiry.

If you’ve suffered as a result of the Post Office scandal and want to speak to us, contact our Horizon team today by email or request a callback.

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Legal expertise and dedication at no cost

Legal expertise and dedication at no cost

Our dedicated Post Office Horizon scandal legal team, led by Solicitor Neil Hudgell and one of the UK’s leading appellant barristers in Tim Moloney KC of Doughty Street Chambers, provides its expertise and dedication at no cost to clients.

We are supported in our work by specialist forensic accountants from Second Sight, who were at one stage hired by the Post Office to investigate discrepancies in branch accounts, giving us unrivalled knowledge of Horizon‘s failings, and how unexplained discrepancies in accounts occurred.

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Client stories

Client stories

Ensuring you get the Post Office compensation you deserve

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Former subpostmistress has named cleared in court after 20 years – and heads straight to Public Inquiry to see Paula Vennells give evidence

Six more former Subpostmasters had long-standing convictions relating to the Post Office Horizon scandal quashed in court this morning – as former chief executive Paula Vennells began giving her long-awaited evidence at the Public Inquiry. Having lived for two decades wrongfully labelled a convicted criminal, former Merseyside Subpostmistress Sushma Blaggan headed straight from the Royal […]

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‘I went bankrupt because of Post Office Horizon scandal – now I’m 65 and looking for a part-time job after selling my home, and receivers want to take most of my compensation’

At the age of 65, having recently sold his house for some much-needed funds, former sub-postmaster Stefan Fountain is currently on the lookout for a part-time job. Twenty-two years after taking over a Post Office in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire – a job he thought would be ‘for life’ – he is thinking about how he […]

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Three more former sub-postmasters have long-standing convictions quashed

Three more former sub-postmasters who were victims of the Post Office Horizon scandal today had long-standing convictions quashed. Each had been prosecuted by the Post Office for unexplained shortfalls in their accounts. One, now aged 39, was sentenced in 2008 over a shortfall of just less than £3,500 and was sentenced to 150 hours community […]

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.

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Step 2

Apply For Funding

There are various funding options that may be available including pro bono, legal aid and conditional fee agreements.

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Step 3

Plan Your Case

We will plan what steps are needed to help you obtain justice. Whether you are applying to a compensation scheme or looking to overturn a conviction, we can help you.

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Step 4

Evidence Gathering

We will use our unrivalled experience in Horizon Scandal cases to help us gather the evidence required and submit this on your behalf.

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Case Conclusion

From overturning wrongful convictions to seeking full and fair compensation, our team will be on hand throughout.

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Post Office news

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Paula Vennells must ‘take ownership and accountability for what went on’ when giving evidence to Post Office Inquiry

Solicitor Neil Hudgell says Subpostmasters want former Post Office chief executive Paula Vennells to keep to her promise to ensure they ‘get the answers they deserve’ when she gives evidence at the Public Inquiry this week. Hudgell Solicitors represents 75 former Subpostmasters who have had their wrongful convictions overturned at the ongoing Post Office Horizon […]

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New legislation to quash Post Office Horizon convictions welcomed as exoneration ‘cannot come soon enough’ for victims

Solicitor Neil Hudgell has welcomed news of a new law being introduced by the Government to automatically quash convictions relating to the Horizon Scandal. However, he says there are still ‘too many hurdles in place to full, fair and speedy compensation’ and says ‘renewed effort and focus is needed’ to ensure that challenge is met. […]

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Solicitor Neil Hudgell tells parliamentary committee of ‘painful’ compensation process – and fears many subpostmasters have accepted offers ‘nowhere near’ true value

Solicitor Neil Hudgell today told a parliamentary committee that ‘creative thinking’ is needed from the Government to prevent the process of fairly compensating former subpostmasters taking up to another two years. Appearing before the Business and Trade Select Committee to discuss the Horizon scandal, Mr Hudgell outlined the continuing frustrations in seeking redress for hundreds […]

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Q&A with Neil Hudgell on the Horizon Scandal since the ITV drama

New cases, overturning convictions, compensation and ‘pre-horizon pilot’ problems Hudgell Solicitors is currently representing and advising more than 500 people concerning the Post Office Horizon IT Scandal, including people wrongfully convicted, those who were forced to repay alleged ‘shortfalls’ and lost their livelihoods, and relatives of sub-postmasters who have since died. Since the turn of […]

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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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Laura
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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