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.
Proud to stand at the side of Sub-Postmasters
Our expert legal team is proud to stand at the side of victims and their families across England and Wales, 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 50 people to clear their names at the Court of Appeal.
We continue to lead the way in 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 subpostmasters at Public Inquiry
Legal expertise and dedication at no cost to clients
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 QC of Doughty Street Chambers, provides its expertise and dedication at no cost to clients.
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.
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.
"This conviction impacted on every aspect of life. Today I can start living again"Read Full Story
"‘I spent 18 months in jail for a crime I didn’t commit and was told I should admit to. It ruined my life but I am glad I always maintained my innocence’"Read Full Story
"The quashing of these convictions feels like the heavy lead box we have been trapped in has had the lid ripped off"Read Full Story
‘In spite of the enormous task their professionalism and utter dedication to their clients is second to none. Every step has been explained and every question answered. I know I am in the safest of hands for the rest of my battle and I can’t recommend Hudgells more highly. They are quite simply the best and I thank Neil Hudgell and his amazing team for everything.’
‘From the outset, the level of communication, empathy, jargon free diligence on Hudgells’ part, delivered with an attitude of “we are here to help you“ and encouragement by all members of their staff, has been first class.’
‘We have found the team outstanding. From day one their sheer professional and gentle manner came across to both my wife and I. They are very patient and can be approached at all times and they will answer all questions with complete clarity. The ease with which they can be reached is remarkable as they will reply to any queries quickly. I would recommend Hudgell Solicitors highly.’
‘I have nothing but praise for Hudgells. They have been approachable, attentive, supportive and so far very successful in getting me the justice I deserve.’
‘They care, listen and deliver. Supporting, helpful, encouraging and compassionate are some of the words to describe team Hudgell. Having been badly bruised from the Post Office Scandal, with Hudgells representing myself for my late husband Julian, in time I can begin to heal.’
‘Hudgells have been incredible throughout our claim, we have been treated with the utmost care. They are professional but do not lose sight of the fact that we know nothing of the law. They explain everything in way that is easy to understand. Can’t recommend them more strongly if you need help with a claim Hudgells should be your first stop.’