Kerry Gillespie

Associate Solicitor


I understand that successfully supporting clients through serious injuries often means ensuring they have the best, individually designed rehabilitation programme to ensure their best possible recovery. 

At a first meeting my clients are often at their lowest point and their families are full of urgent questions. My role is to support them through this time and obtain early interim payments.

Get to Know Kerry

Kerry helps catastrophically injured clients rebuild their lives following spinal cord injuries, traumatic amputations and serious brain injuries. 

With almost two decades of experience as a catastrophic injury solicitor Kerry’s cases are high value and complex and often involve a multi-disciplinary team approach. 

Kerry’s priorities are to secure the best financial settlement for a client and to support them through recovery with a tailored rehabilitation package, ensuring the best possible quality of life. 

Large and early interim payments are often an essential part of physical and mental rehabilitation and Kerry also has a keen interest in the benefit of prosthesis to ensure recovery. 

Kerry also represents clients with Military Injuries, and with her experience as a Junior Under Officer in the University Officer Training Corp brings a hands on perspective to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and Military Injury Negligence cases. 

Kerry also continues to work closely with the charities Blesma, which supports limbless veterans, and the Limbless Association.

Career Highlights

Recently my client sustained a traumatic brain injury when hit by a car on a zebra crossing when she was a teenager. 

The effects were subtle, but in her unique circumstances they had a catastrophic effect.  She was an incredibly talented violinist, but after the accident could barely remember a few chords of music.   

With the input of a fabulous rehabilitation team, and collaborative input from the Defendants, we were able to secure her future with a six-figure damages settlement to compensate her for future loss of earnings and help her achieve her dreams; she now has a place at the Royal College of Music. 

I have also settled several multi-million pound claims for clients with Spinal Cord Injuries and I am now honoured and privileged to support the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing. 

At Hudgells we are now able to pursue compensation claims on behalf of more than 160 survivors – many of whom have sustained catastrophic life changing injuries and who have turned to our team for support.  We have already provided an initial package of support which includes dedicated rehabilitation services.  


Accredited – Association of Personal Injury Lawyer (APIL)

Giving More

Outside of work I’m a volunteer marine mammal medic with the charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), helping wildlife when they become sick or stranded.  

I also work closely with military charities and I’m a visiting lecturer at The University of Law where I thoroughly enjoy teaching our next generation of lawyers! 

Hudgells also encourages its team to volunteer in work hours and I’ve helped out on track days with Spinal Track.

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Serious Injury

Serious Injury Compensation Claims with solicitor Kerry Gillespie & Keith Phillips Around three million people in the UK are injured in accidents each year. If you’ve been left with a serious injury that was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation. Listen to specialist serious injury lawyer Kerry Gillespie explain why getting the […]

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Experienced serious injury specialist Kerry Gillespie promoted to Associate Solicitor role

Experienced serious injury solicitor Kerry Gillespie has been recognised for establishing her position as an ‘integral figure’ at Hudgell Solicitors by being promoted to the role of Associate Solicitor. Since joining in 2021, Mrs Gillespie, who works out of the firm’s Manchester office, has developed her own impressive caseload of serious injury claims, many with […]

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