Expertise and key strengths
Leading a team which is centred on meeting our clients’ needs and getting them the best possible outcome.
When I founded Hudgell Solicitors in September 1997, I set out to create a specialist personal injury and medical negligence law firm where client care is always the priority. That focus remains the same today.
As a personal injury lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience, I have successfully represented many clients who have suffered trauma and loss. Today, I have built a team of expert lawyers with a reputation for achieving settlements that enable people to get their lives back on track and look to the future. I have led the business through continued expansion, ensuring our commitment to client care remains first class. I ensure that we take a holistic approach to all our clients and offer much more than legal solutions. For example, we have a network of partners able to give high quality rehabilitation support to clients.
I have established Hudgell Solicitors as a highly successful firm and an established national brand. As well as the headquarters in Hull, we have offices in London, Leeds and Bristol, enabling us to serve clients across England and Wales. We never forget our roots. That’s why Hudgell Solicitors supports many local activities through the Neil Hudgell Trust. We value being close to the communities which have helped our business to grow and thrive.
Proudest professional achievement: In 2013, I was named “Outstanding Innovator of the Year” in the legal profession’s Claims Innovation Awards. The judges said:
A true innovator in the purest sense of the word… with client care at the core of its ethos, his firm has grown in size, year after year.
I was also humbled to receive a special award in recognition of Hudgell Solicitors Trust’s support for disabled sport at the first ever Hull and East Riding Disability Sports Awards. Organisers said: “From day one we have had wonderful support from Neil. He has been with us all the way, and has shown he is willing to support people financially.”
In addition, I am proud that 9 out of 10 of our former clients would recommend us to their family and friends.
Qualifications and professional memberships
- Member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel