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Civil liberties specialist Andrew Petherbridge named legal ‘rising star’ of 2017 in national claims awards

Modern Claims Awards 2017 Winner Rising Star


Civil liberties and human rights specialist Andrew Petherbridge has been named the ‘rising star’ of the claims profession at a national legal awards ceremony.

Andrew secured the industry recognition as part of the 2017 Modern Claims Awards, which were held at New Dock Hall, Leeds.

It proved a hugely successful night for Hudgell Solicitors, which was also highly commended in the Law Firm of the Year Category.

Andrew’s success came on the back of a year in which he has been selected by many families to represent them in cases of ‘national significance’.

He is currently leading the firm’s representation on behalf of the families of the four victims of murderer Stephen Port, representing their interests as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigates possible failings and missed opportunities by the Met Police to catch him and prevent deaths.

Other cases being led by Andrew Petherbridge include representing the daughter of Jacqueline Oakes, who was murdered by her ex-partner Marcus Musgrove – a case in which IPCC findings concluded that 19 police officers and staff should face misconduct cases for failings in investigations into previous incidents of domestic abuse.

The family of Lewis Skelton of Hull, who was shot dead by police officers in the street last November, have also turned to Andrew Petherbridge and the Hudgell Solicitors civil liberties department for their legal support.

Andrew, who works with leading human rights barrister Leslie Thomas, of London-based Garden Court Chambers on many cases, has led the firm’s rapidly growing Civil Liberties department over the past year.

It handles a significant number of active cases in the department at any one time, including supporting clients wrongly accused of serious crimes including battery, murder, kidnapping, child neglect and firearms and drugs related crimes.

“I am thrilled and honoured to have been recognised for my work at such a prestigious awards event, especially given the exceptional legal talent across the country and in the claims sector, and the strength of other finalists in the category on the night,

“Hudgell Solicitors has given me a great opportunity to work on some really significant civil liberties cases, so I have them to thank for showing their faith in me, as I do the many clients and families who have turned to us for help in such difficult times.”

Recognition of the firm’s continued growth came with the recognition of being ‘highly commended’ in the Law Firm of the Year category.

Modern Claims Awards 2017 Highly Commended

It reflected how the Hudgell brand has become national on the back of a huge financial investment into new freehold properties in London, the heart of the legal district in Leeds, and in new three-storey, purpose built headquarters in Hull, East Yorkshire.

Judges were also impressed with the firm’s commitment to campaigning for those it serves, including a national awareness campaign around preventing abuse and neglect in care and residential homes, improving maternity training and equipment in hospitals, providing better support to people with brain injuries and reducing mobile phone use at the wheel by drivers.

Managing director Neil Hudgell said:

“This recognition highlights not only the expertise of our specialist solicitors, but how we as a business go that extra mile to ensure we provide the very best support to clients at all times, and to call for changes in law and services to protect them. There is no greater recognition than that of your clients and your peers.

“It comes at a time when as a firm we are developing exciting plans to build on the success of the past two years and ensure we continue to grow the business and improve our offering to clients. We are thrilled by the recognition and look forward with great positivity.”

The Modern Claims Awards were launched following the huge success of Modern Claims Magazine and the Modern Claims Conference.

The winners of these prestigious awards are chosen by a diverse range of judges, who represent each and every aspect of the claims industry.

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