01482 778 463
Client Focussed
No Win No Fee
Specialist Legal Teams
Hudgell Solicitors™ | Latest News | Specialist injury lawyers commended for litigation excellence at The Lawyer Awards

Specialist injury lawyers commended for litigation excellence at The Lawyer Awards



Hudgell Solicitors were delighted to be commended for our work in representing the interests of thousands of injured people who need access to specialist legal support at The Lawyer Awards in London.

Our lawyers attended the glittering awards ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, alongside around 1,300 lawyers and senior corporate counsel.

The event is recognised as the biggest night of the year for the legal profession, where best practice and excellence is celebrated across the industry.

Hudgell Solicitors were shortlisted, and commended, in the Litigation Team of the Year Award, in recognition of a number of impressive achievements on behalf of both the claims profession and claimants over the past 12 months.

This included our securing of a long awaited Court of Appeal ruling that a conditional fee agreement (CFA) can be validly transferred from one firm to another.

Budana v Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust became a test case which is expected to have an enormous financial impact on firms conducting personal injury, clinical negligence and likely some other claims types.

The ruling was described by Nick Bacon QC as the most important affecting costs since the Jackson reforms were introduced, overturning a County Court ruling preventing law firms from recovering costs through success fees from cases taken over from other firms.

The Law Society has estimated that there could be tens of thousands of clients who rely on ‘no win no fee’ agreements, and solicitors firms being able to take over their cases from others, who will benefit as a result.

Successful damages cases highlighted as part of Hudgell Solicitors shortlisting

Other examples of litigation excellence from the Hudgell team which secured a place amongst the elite included securing a rare High Court ruling to award £2.4m interim damages to a severely disabled 12-year-old girl – one of the highest interim damages awards following last year’s change in discount rate.

This legal success was described as ‘life-changing’ for the girl and her family, who’d struggled to find suitable accommodation.

Judges were also aware of damages being secured for the families of children abused by Cambridgeshire consultant Myles Bradbury, despite there being no legal precedent or set law, as our specialist litigators argued his offending had a devastating impact on both the children and their wider families.

High-value settlements of £14.3m and £8m for children left with lifelong injuries due to errors made by medical staff during pregnancy and birth were also highlighted.

Kent Pattinson, a senior solicitor who works from the firm’s Fleet Street base in London and attended the ceremony, said: “It was wonderful to see the work of our specialists recognised at the biggest night in the legal profession where outstanding work is highlighted and celebrated.

“We were congratulated by many for our nomination and the impact of the Budana ruling in particular, and to be commended by judges for our work as a team was very rewarding.

“We are immensely proud to have assisted firms in our field by successfully challenging the Budana ruling in the Court of Appeal, and to have secured results for our clients will have a massively positive impact on their lives.

“Our shortlisting was a reflection of our desire and continued commitment as a firm to ensure people have access to the legal expertise they need to seek justice, and to continue righting wrongs for those who suffer injury and harm due to the actions of others.”

No Comments

Leave a Reply

*Required

The Author

author image

Kent Pattinson

Senior Solicitor, Personal Injury

kp@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

Request a callback

Request A Callback

I am an existing client.










Or call us FREE on:

01482 778 463


trust pilottrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot startrustpilot star

The data you submit will only be used by Hudgell Solicitors and only for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry.
See full privacy policy.

Looking to see if you're eligible?

Get in touch for free legal advice

0808 159 7699

Call today to speak to an expert

OR
Start your claim

What Our Clients Think

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Caroline was great in handling my case

"Caroline was great in handling my case, very informative and always kept me up to… "

Mr Richard Brook

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Dispute with EasyJet

"Although Hudgell offices were not local to us, there was no need for concern, as… "

Glyn

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Always on the ball

"Always on the ball! Great at what they do, very professional and fast with a… "

CHRISTOPHER CURTIS

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Excellent service

"Excellent service. Very happy with result. Thank you."

Miss Erika Panakova

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Was an easy process and the caseworker…

"Was an easy process and the caseworker was very informative and very knowledgeable on my… "

Rachel Fee

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Lovely business to deal with

"Lovely business to deal with. Would recommend to anyone."

Mrs Kelly Byrnes

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Great communication

"Great communication! My solicitor was lovely to deal with, open and listened to me."

Sue Ockendon

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very happy with how they managed my…

"Very happy with how they managed my claim. I would recommend them."

Mr Steve Roberts

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very helpful and truly understanding in…

"Very helpful and truly understanding in a very sensitive case would highly recommend to anyone"

Miss Sarah Morris

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Friendly

"Friendly, supportive and professional, couldn't ask for more."

Mr Adrian Fisher

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

A first class service with a heart too

"I never had claimed before and was quite apprehensive about dealing with claims solicitors as… "

M Sheikh

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

They made me feel that I wouldn’t be on…

"They made me feel that I wouldn’t be on my own after my experience. They… "

Mrs Melinda Diane Tovey

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

The service was excellent and Lauren…

"The service was excellent and Lauren Cartwright kept me well informed and gave good advice… "

Mr Roger Harrison

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Recommended company

"Excellent service, fully recommended. Efficient communication and reliable."

Mr R Taylor

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Hudgell took over my road traffic case…

"Hudgell took over my road traffic case from a different solicitors and successfully negotiated a… "

Mr JSW

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Hudgell Solicitors made my personal…

"Hudgell Solicitors made my personal injury claim so easy, they got me the treatment i… "

Mr Nick Todd

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

I have never used solicitors before

"I have never used solicitors before, my dealings with Hudgell have been excellent I have… "

David Varley

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very helpful

"Very helpful"

Ethan Ferguson

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

First Class service

"Hudgell Solicitors are currently working on my case and I must say so far the… "

Emma Jeeves

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Always kept me up to date on all…

"Always kept me up to date on all correspondence concerning the case and acknowledged any… "

Mrs Anne Marie Wells

Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 454 reviews

Powered by Trustpilot

Our offices

London

55 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1JU

VIEW DETAILS

Hull

No 2 @ The Dock
46 Humber Street
HU1 1TU

VIEW DETAILS

Leeds

10 Park Place
Leeds
LS1 2RU

VIEW DETAILS

© 2018 Hudgell Solicitors®. All Rights Reserved.

Hudgell Solicitors is a trading name of Neil Hudgell Limited | Director Dr. Neil Hudgell MA LLB (Hons) LLD | Registered in England No. 7078429 | Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority | SRA No. 521372 | VAT Registration No. 254 7802 90