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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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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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Five more former sub-postmasters have convictions quashed – but cases reaching court now ‘a trickle’ as hundreds still to come forward

Five more former sub-postmasters today had longstanding convictions overturned as cases relating to wrongful Post Office prosecutions continue to be brought before the courts. Almost three years after the first cases were quashed in December 2020, the number of convictions overturned today reached 91. The prosecutions of Therese Gooding, Andrew Gilbertson, Elaine Hood and Amer […]

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Government urged to release £600,000 compensation offered to former sub-postmasters after ‘breaching privacy’

The Post Office Horizon Scandal Podcast Series Hudgell Solicitors’ Post Office Horizon Scandal Podcast series, with Neil Hudgell, is available to listen to now on Spotify. Episode 1 – ‘It was so bad it was unbelievable’ Episode 2 – The impact on lives Episode 3 – Pursuing justice Episode 4 – The £600,000 compensation offer […]

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Statement following Government announcement offering £600,000 compensation to sub-postmasters who have had Post Office Horizon convictions overturned

Solicitor Neil Hudgell, of Hudgell Solicitors, represents 70 former sub-postmasters who are seeking compensation from the Post Office after having convictions relating to the Post Office Horizon Scandal overturned. Reacting to a Government announcement that all are to be offered £600,000 compensation to settle their claims for damages, he said: “First, we welcome any announcement […]

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