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Legal advice on historical shortfall scheme offers

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Benefit from expert legal advice over your Historical Short Scheme offer with no financial risk to you. The Post Office will meet your reasonable legal fees in seeking advice. There is absolutely no cost to you.

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Expert legal assessments of offers

Expert legal assessments

The Historical Shortfall Scheme was set up to compensate people affected but not convicted of crime by the Post Office.

If you were one of more than 2,400 applicants to the Historical Shortfall Scheme, we can help you secure the damages you deserve.

In some cases damages are being offered – and accepted – in the absence of expert legal advice being provided to those affected.

It means offers are not being reviewed and challenged and may not be reflective of the true impact on victims.

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Is the offer made to you fair?

Is your offer fair?

Our team is able to review compensation offers made through the scheme.

We will assess the evidence and provide advice as to whether we think the offer is a fair amount to accept.

If we consider there are Heads of Claim that have not been pursued, such as the psychological impact of being dismissed, or for having previously paid amounts to the Post Office to cover alleged shortfalls, then we will provide expertise in how to seek a higher level of damages to ensure the offer is acceptable in all circumstances.

If you have applied to the Historical Shortfall Scheme for damages and want independent advice on any offer made, call our team today or email [email protected]

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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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Disclosure

We will obtain relevant disclosure from the Coroner and any other relevant sources.

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Step 4

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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Verdict / Findings

We will help you to understand that Coroner’s verdict and advise you on any possible further legal steps to assist you.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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We were put in touch with Hudgell Solicitors through the Advocate to represent us on a pro-bono basis. They assigned Iftikhar Manzoor and he has been fantastic- very down to earth and easy to talk to. Any queries are answered quickly, and there seems to be a real understanding of concerns raised regarding the inquest of a close family member. We are so very grateful of the support they have given us so far, and extremely confident in their ability to achieve the result we hope for.
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I wholeheartedly recommend the services of Hudgell Solicitors. Iftikhar Manzoors exceptional handling of our daughter's inquest showcased unwavering kindness, respect, and diligence. They provided invaluable emotional support throughout the process and, with dedication, secured the conclusion necessary for justice. Choosing Hudgell Solicitor is a decision you can trust for compassionate and effective legal representation”
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Been speaking with a lovely lady called Karolina Jedrych, she has helped me with my first Steps , making sure I’m well informed and understanding what’s happing along the way. Made me feel at ease and confident that I have chosen this team to help me . Thank you very much
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The lady who is assisting me with my case is very helpful and understanding her name is karolina I would recommend this company without hesitation many thanks
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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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