No win, no fee appeals against Post Office Horizon convictions
Be represented by 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.
We are immensely proud of the work we have done at Hudgell Solicitors to help victims of the Post Office Horizon Scandal clear their names and have their convictions overturned in Court.
Our legal team represented at a landmark case in April 2021 – the highest ever number of appellants to go to the Court of Appeal in one case – resulting in 39 long-standing convictions being overturned.
We have now helped more than 70 former Sub-postmasters clear their names.
There have been further successful appeals since in both the Court of Appeal and at Southwark Crown Court. We continue to present appeals on behalf of a number of wrongly convicted Sub-postmasters.
If you still have a conviction against your name related to the Post Office Horizon Scandal, and have not been acquitted, call our team today or email [email protected]
Securing justice for victims
The Post Office admitted there were 736 convictions of Sub-postmasters that were “Horizon intrinsic”. This means the vast majority of victims are still to secure justice, see their convictions overturned and potentially pursue compensation.
Our team have helped former Sub-postmasters gather evidence and submit their cases to the courts, resulting in convictions being quashed in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal.
The prosecutions, due to the issues with the Horizon System, occurred between 2000 and 2015. If you were directly affected and prosecuted by the Post Office, we would advise you to contact our dedicated team and benefit from:
- Free legal advice to assess your claim and gather supporting evidence.
- A ‘no win, no fee’ promise.
- A straight-forward, established and proven process to refer your case to the courts.
- Direct support from other clients to help guide you through the process.
Ensuring you get the post office compensation you deserve
How we can represent you
Explained in five easy steps
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.
Apply for funding
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim and let you know if Legal Aid is available.
We will obtain relevant disclosure from the Coroner and any other relevant sources.
Inquest Attendance & Submissions
We will make submissions to the Coroner/Chair with our views on the appropriate conclusions based on evidence revealed.
Verdict / Findings
We will help you to understand that Coroner’s verdict and advise you on any possible further legal steps to assist you.
Post Office news
Five more former subpostmasters have convictions quashed – but cases reaching court now ‘a trickle’ as hundreds still to come forward
Five more former subpostmasters today had longstanding convictions overturned as cases relating to wrongful Post Office prosecutions continue to be brought before the courts. Almost three years after the first cases were quashed in December 2020, the number of convictions overturned today reached 91. The prosecutions of Therese Gooding, Andrew Gilbertson, Elaine Hood and Amer […]
Government urged to release £600,000 compensation offered to former subpostmasters after ‘breaching privacy’
The Post Office Horizon Scandal Podcast Series Hudgell Solicitors’ Post Office Horizon Scandal Podcast series, with Neil Hudgell, is available to listen to now on Spotify. Episode 1 – ‘It was so bad it was unbelievable’ Episode 2 – The impact on lives Episode 3 – Pursuing justice Episode 4 – The £600,000 compensation offer […]
Statement following Government announcement offering £600,000 compensation to subpostmasters who have had Post Office Horizon convictions overturned
Solicitor Neil Hudgell, of Hudgell Solicitors, represents 70 former subpostmasters who are seeking compensation from the Post Office after having convictions relating to the Post Office Horizon Scandal overturned. Reacting to a Government announcement that all are to be offered £600,000 compensation to settle their claims for damages, he said: “First, we welcome any announcement […]
Head of Post Office IT Inquiry calls for blocks to be removed on compensation so victims receive ‘full and fair’ awards
There should be law changes to stop issues “blocking full and fair compensation” for the victims of the Post Office Horizon IT scandal says the chairman of the Inquiry looking into the miscarriages of justice. Sir Wyn Williams said schemes set up to compensate sub-postmasters wrongly accused of crimes was a “patchwork quilt with some […]
Post Office Inquiry defers ruling on compensation and Court of Appeal overturns two more convictions
The Post Office Inquiry today heard a further full day of evidence on compensation. Chair Sir Wyn Williams deferred his written ruling on a wide range of issues addressing delays and inadequacies in the set-up and structure of the various compensation schemes. The hearing was held as cases of wrongful convictions continued to be overturned […]
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