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Our team at Hudgell Solicitors have represented at a number of public inquiries where public funding has been secured to enable our clients to take part. We are committed to ensuring our clients have the best legal representation and we work to ensure funding is in place.

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Representing Sub-postmasters

Representing Sub-postmasters

Hudgell Solicitors has played a key role in representing former Sub-postmasters named as ‘Core Participants’ for Post Office Horizon Public Inquiry.

From the very outset of the scandal being uncovered our team campaigned for the statutory Public Inquiry to be held.

Beginning on February 14th, 2022, the Inquiry is chaired by retired High Court Judge Sir Wyn Williams.

During proceedings our legal team is provided with disclosure of evidence, has the opportunity to make opening and closing statements on behalf of clients, been able to suggest lines of questioning at oral hearings, and been able to apply to ask questions of witnesses.

A link to the Inquiry website can be found here for live, up-to-date news.

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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About the inquiry

About the inquiry

The Inquiry is led by retired high court judge Sir Wyn Williams, who has over 28 years’ judicial experience.

Sir Wyn is tasked with ensuring there is a public summary of the failings which occurred with the Horizon IT system at the Post Office leading to the suspension, termination of Sub-postmasters’ contracts, prosecution and conviction of Sub-postmasters.

The Inquiry is seeking to establish a clear account of the implementation and failings of the system over its lifetime (a period of over 20 years).

The Inquiry is gathering relevant evidence from affected persons, previous and current Sub-postmasters and Sub-postmistresses, Post Office Ltd, UK Government Investment (UKGI), Fujitsu, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), amongst others.

It is also considering whether Post Office Limited has learned the lessons and embedded the cultural change necessary.

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What impact will the inquiry have?

What impact will the inquiry have?

At its conclusion, the Inquiry should make any recommendations it sees fit, including actions that may, in its view, be appropriate from its findings.

The Inquiry will submit its findings and a final report will be published, to which the Government will respond in due course.

Public Inquiries can make findings about the credibility and actions of people involved. This can ultimately lead to further criminal or civil investigations for those involved.

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Client stories

Client stories

Ensuring you get the Post Office Horizon compensation you deserve

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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 […]

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Post Office scandal victim Jo Hamilton: ‘I hope our story encourages others to come forward, clear their names and get compensation. We’ve proved it can be done’

A former sub-postmistress whose story is told in the new ITV drama about the Post Office Horizon scandal says she hopes the series and subsequent documentary will encourage others to ‘find the courage’ to come forward and clear their names. Jo Hamilton, 66, was one of more than 700 sub-postmasters prosecuted between 2000 and 2014, […]

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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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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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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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Public Inquiry into Post Office Horizon scandal to resume as more than 100 people seek legal advice following TV drama

Lawyers representing subpostmasters wrongfully convicted as part of the Post Office Horizon scandal expect evidence given to the ongoing Public Inquiry to come under ‘increased media and public scrutiny’ when it resumes later this week. The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry will enter its third year when it resumes in London on Thursday morning. However, […]

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Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
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My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
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Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
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S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
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Calista Harrison
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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