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Paula Vennells must ‘take ownership and accountability for what went on’ when giving evidence to Post Office Inquiry

Solicitor Neil Hudgell says Subpostmasters want former Post Office chief executive Paula Vennells to keep to her promise to ensure they ‘get the answers they deserve’ when she gives evidence at the Public Inquiry this week. Hudgell Solicitors represents 75 former Subpostmasters who have had their wrongful convictions overturned at the ongoing Post Office Horizon […]

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Statutory Inquiry now needed as Birth Trauma report reveals ‘shockingly poor care’ across UK’s maternity services

Hudgell Solicitors has renewed its call for a Statutory Inquiry into the standard of Britain’s maternity services as a new report today highlighted the ‘shockingly poor quality’ across the UK. An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry into the birth trauma experiences of hundreds of women found good care for pregnant women to be ‘the exception […]

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Hudgell Solicitors welcome Birth Trauma Association for new ‘lived experience’ training

In February this year, Hudgells submitted evidence and shared our clients’ experiences of birth trauma as a first-ever parliamentary inquiry on birth trauma was launched. The inquiry report is expected in May. As part of our continued commitment to supporting families who’ve experienced birth trauma and to enable us to be trauma-informed and better understand […]

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Hudgell Solicitors promotes five colleagues to executive management team

Hudgell Solicitors’ chief executive Rachel Di Clemente says the appointment of five new members of the executive management team is a reflection of the firm’s growth and will help to ensure the continued success of the business following its recent transition to employee ownership. The move comes just five months after Hudgells became one of […]

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Hudgell Solicitors appoints its first ever Senior Associates

Eight solicitors have been promoted to senior associate roles at Hudgell Solicitors and a further two to associate roles; the career progressions follow on from the firm’s move to employee ownership. The promotions, across its core services of medical negligence, serious injury, civil liberties and group actions, follow a record-breaking year in business growth and […]

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NHS Whistleblowers group will not be granted core participant status – but may still be able to provide evidence to Thirlwall Inquiry

A group of hundreds of consultants, doctors, midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals will not be granted Core Participant status at an Inquiry surrounding the case of Lucy Letby. However, NHSWB (NHS Whistleblowers) – a dedicated support group for current and former health professionals – says it is ‘greatly reassured’ that chair Lady Justice Thirlwall […]

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NHS Whistleblowers group says report highlighting Government’s ‘lack of progress’ on various patient safety Inquiry recommendations is ‘gravely concerning’

A group representing hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK says it is ‘gravely concerning’ that an independent report has highlighted a ‘lack of progress’ from the Government in implementing changes recommended at various inquiries to improve patient safety. The report, commissioned by the Health and Social Committee and led by Professor Dame Jane […]

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Hundreds of health professionals apply to be part of The Thirlwall Inquiry aiming to highlight ‘NHS culture detrimental to patient safety’

A group of hundreds of consultants, doctors, midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals from across the UK have applied to be involved in the Thirlwall Inquiry. The Inquiry is to examine events at the Countess of Chester Hospital and their implications, following the trial, and subsequent convictions, of former neonatal nurse Lucy Letby. NHSWB (NHS […]

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hudgell solicitors supports spinal injuries association call for parliamentary inquiry into life threatening state of bowel care for those with spinal cord injury

Poor bowel care for spinal injured in NHS hospitals causes avoidable suffering – but the campaign for change is being heard

Hudgell Solicitors and the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) are jointly calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry to be held into the provision of bowel care for patients with spinal cord injuries in healthcare settings. If follows a recent Parliamentary roundtable meeting, organised by the SIA, which I attended on behalf of our firm, alongside around 30 […]

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How I passed the first SQE working full time

In 2019 I graduated from Hull University with a degree in Law with Criminology. I had thoroughly enjoyed my time at university and knew I needed to put the work in to secure a place at a local firm. I wanted to stay local as I wouldn’t want to leave my family. In 2020 I […]

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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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