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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 subpostmasters have convictions quashed – but cases reaching court now ‘a trickle’ as hundreds still to come forward

Five more former subpostmasters 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 subpostmasters 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 subpostmasters who have had Post Office Horizon convictions overturned

Solicitor Neil Hudgell, of Hudgell Solicitors, represents 70 former subpostmasters 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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Head of Post Office IT Inquiry calls for blocks to be removed on compensation so victims receive ‘full and fair’ awards

There should be law changes to stop issues “blocking full and fair compensation” for the victims of the Post Office Horizon IT scandal says the chairman of the Inquiry looking into the miscarriages of justice. Sir Wyn Williams said schemes set up to compensate sub-postmasters wrongly accused of crimes was a “patchwork quilt with some […]

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Post Office Inquiry defers ruling on compensation and Court of Appeal overturns two more convictions

The Post Office Inquiry today heard a further full day of evidence on compensation. Chair Sir Wyn Williams deferred his written ruling on a wide range of issues addressing delays and inadequacies in the set-up and structure of the various compensation schemes. The hearing was held as cases of wrongful convictions continued to be overturned […]

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