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Lawyer who helped quash subpostmasters’ convictions hopes TV drama leads to more seeking justice

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19 Dec 2023

The four-part ITV drama, ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office’, tells the incredible story of how 736 former subpostmasters were wrongfully convicted.

People were told to plead guilty to crimes or face prison. Families were torn apart, reputations were destroyed.

In 2020, Hudgell Solicitors took up the fight to overturn their criminal convictions and clear the names of those affected, and to pursue full and fair compensation for all affected.

In September 2023, the Post Office announced it would pay a minimum of £600,000 to all former subpostmasters who have their convictions quashed.

Yet, despite this significant breakthrough there are still more than 600 people yet to come forward and seek justice.

Solicitor Neil Hudgell, who has helped 73 former subpostmasters to have convictions related to the Post Office Horizon Scandal quashed, says he hopes the drama will now encourage more to clear their names.

Read the full article here: “We’ve an established process in place which means we are in great position to help.”

 


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