Inquests can be difficult experiences for families with distressing evidence regarding loved ones often being heard. It’s my role to ensure they feel supported and their concerns and questions are raised.

Get to Know Alexandra

Alexandra runs her own cases consisting of Inquests and Actions Against the Police.

She joined Hudgells in 2016 and became a trainee solicitor in the firm’s Civil Liberties team, qualifying in 2023.

Alexandra’s cases focus on deaths in custody both in prison and police settings, as well as actions involving wrongful arrest, unlawful imprisonment, police assault and Human Rights Act claims.

Alexandra also assists senior members of the team and applications for Legal Aid funding.

Career Highlights

I recently assisted a family in successfully being awarded compensation from Greater Manchester Police after officers raided the wrong home.

A mother, her son who was in remission from cancer and her daughter who has learning disabilities were marched out. We claimed the force had committed offences of trespass and damage and also made claims for physical injury, emotional distress, embarrassment, and breaches of human rights.

In another recent case, my client, a father was arrested and handcuffed while on his way to collect his children from school.

He was eventually awarded compensation in a police assault claim as we believed he had been detained with no reasonable explanation and the officer’s use of physical force used was unreasonable.

I have also assisted at the Inquest of the victims of serial killer Stephen Port, this also included obtaining Legal Aid funding for families to ensure they could be properly represented.

Giving More

As a law student I volunteered at Citizens Advice, giving free support to members of the public on a range of legal issues.

Most recently I completed a fun run for the Special Stars Foundation, a charity that supports people with disabilities and their families across Hull and East Yorkshire.

My advice and articles

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Have the Police Raided Your Home?

We rely on the police every day to keep us safe, and we trust them to do a good job. Most of the time they do – but sometimes they get it wrong. The law grants police officers certain powers when it comes to entering your home. But you also have rights, and it’s important […]

10 min read time
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Failing to provide proper care of vulnerable inmates is unacceptable and all too common in our prisons

In my role within the Civil Liberties team at Hudgell Solicitors I spend a significant amount of time reviewing circumstances surrounding deaths in custody – work which has highlighted common failures across the prison service to protect inmates from avoidable harm, leading to lives being needlessly lost. My clients are no different to any others […]

5 min read time

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