No win, no fee Post Office Horizon compensation claims
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.
Securing significant compensation settlements
Hudgell Solicitors continues to represent wrongly convicted clients after having their convictions quashed. We can seek damages for the suffering and loss caused by being wrongly convicted, and the consequences that followed.
Our legal team settled the first cases for malicious prosecution and have established a blueprint to follow in future cases in terms of compensating for loss of reputation, liberty, property and financial loss.
We are the only law firm who have settled any claims on behalf of acquitted Sub-postmasters.
We are confident cases in which the Horizon system was intrinsic to prosecutions will lead to very significant damages settlements for many clients given the huge impact on the lives of those directly affected, and the lives of their loved ones.
How we help you claim compensation
If you have had a conviction relating to the Post Office Horizon Scandal overturned, contact our team today to benefit from:
- Free expert advice on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.
- An immediate application for an £100,000 interim damages payment which the Post Office has offered to almost all who have convictions relating to Horizon overturned.
- Expert and meticulous evidence gathering on your behalf.
- Support from forensic accountants and consultant psychiatrists to calculate damages claims including past and future loss of earnings and psychological impact.
Ensuring you get the post office compensation you deserve
New Post Office Horizon cases could open door for more relatives to clear names of loved ones who have since died
Two new Post Office Horizon legal cases could set a precedent to enable the convictions of more former subpostmasters to be quashed by the courts after their deaths. Representations from the relatives of Roderick Dundee and Peter Huxham have led to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) referring their cases to Southwark Crown Court to […]
‘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’
Unlike many others affected by the Post Office Horizon scandal, Harjinder Butoy refused to buckle to the pressure of being warned he’d likely be sent to prison by pleading his innocence. Faced with allegations of stealing more than £206,000 from the accounts of the sub Post Office he had run for a year, he denied […]
Hudgell Solicitors represents another 30 subpostmasters to challenge Post Office Horizon convictions at Court of Appeal
Hudgell Solicitors and Doughty Street Chambers are this week representing a further 30 former subpostmasters who are seeking to have convictions of theft, fraud and false accounting quashed. The Post Office Horizon scandal saw hundreds of sub-postmasters wrongly convicted of crimes when accounts showed unexplained shortfalls and discrepancies. Many were forced to ‘repay’ thousands of […]
The quashing of these convictions feels like the heavy lead box we have been trapped in has had the lid ripped off
Chris Trousdale, 38, from Whitby, was one of the country’s youngest sub postmasters when he was prosecuted by the Post Office and advised to plead guilty to false accounting or face jail. He was sentenced to a Community Punishment Order in March 2004, with a probation order and a fine, at the age of just […]
Statement from former sub-postmaster Vipinchandra Patel, 67, today following the quashing of his conviction relating to the Post Office Horizon Scandal. He was handed an 18-week prison sentence for fraud in June 2011, having been accused of stealing £75,000. Good faith, honesty, honour, integrity, and trust are the foundations of any relationship. Sub-postmasters delivered on […]
‘My husband died a wrongfully convicted criminal. Now is the time for the Post Office to finally do the right thing and pave the way to clear his name’
“I’ve got to see this through for Julian and clear his name because he is no longer here to fight for justice himself.” Four years after losing her husband to bowel cancer, and 12 years after he was convicted of false accounting by the Post Office, 65-year-old Karen Wilson is hopeful that she is on […]
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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