Jane Woodcock

Consultant Lawyer

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I’m prepared to go the extra mile for my clients, using my legal and procedural knowledge to its maximum to take into account long-term healthcare and the lifestyle of those I represent, ensuring they receive the best compensation outcomes, including physiotherapy and psychological counselling.

Get to Know Jane

Jane has been with Hudgells for more than 20 years and has more than 35 years’ experience of personal injury work, successfully representing hundreds of clients. 

Jane is renowned in the sector as an expert practitioner, handling complex, high-value claims relating to catastrophic and life-changing injuries and fatalities, with many cases involving accidents at work. 

Jane consistently achieves outstanding results for her clients and is listed in the Legal 500 guide as a ‘recommended lawyer’. 

Many of Jane’s cases involve amputated limbs, reconstructed limbs and claims involving extensive periods of rehabilitation resulting in very significant levels of compensation. 

After stepping down as the head of Hudgell’s Personal Injury Department Jane now works as a consultant and assists colleagues in complex cases.

Career Highlights

Where my clients have sustained life changing injuries, I strive to ensure they receive the very best levels of support, rehabilitation, state of the art prosthetics and compensation to help to secure their futures.  

One considerable achievement was representing a German national who suffered upper and lower limb amputations in an accident in the UK.   

The case reached the High Court in London and a compensation settlement of Euros 1.75m was made 

I simply try to put my clients first. I have seen them in hospital wards and at home and it has been a privileged to witness some truly remarkable recoveries. 

I have also secured a substantial six-figure damages agreement for a client who suffered a serious leg injury in an accident at work. 

Karl was hit by a gas cylinder which ‘flew like a missile’ across the factory and resulted in him requiring reconstructive surgery. 

In another case I represented a roofer who was left unable to work after fall from ladders on ‘dangerous’ scaffolding. Interim payments were secured to help financially and the final settlement meant he no longer had a mortgage.


Legal 500 directory 2023 – Recommended Personal Injury Lawyer

Giving More

I’ve helped out at food bank in Hull which was set up by one of our former clients following successful conclusion of his own claim.

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Matthew Burke: An inspirational story of recovery

Matthew Burke knows first-hand just how fragile life can be – and how crucial the right care and support is on the road to recovery after a serious accident. Our client Matthew went from being a fit and healthy footballer to the brink of death when falling just five feet off a step ladder in […]

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