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Michelle Nurse

Trainee Solicitor, Travel Litigation

Foreign Road Traffic Accidents Holiday Illness Abroad Claims

Expertise

Michelle has expertise in supporting clients in seeking damages through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), having joined Hudgell Solicitors in 2017. She has handled cases involving violent crime and domestic violence, as well as helping people who have experience mental injuries as a result of the attacks or abuse they have suffered. She has also successfully represented many clients who have suffered as a result of sexual violence. Michelle has, in a number of cases, secured damages for clients in cases where the attackers, for a variety of reasons, have not been convicted of offences, or are no longer alive.Michelle is now currently completing her training contract with Hudgell Solicitors.

I appreciate that making a compensation claim can sometimes seem daunting and therefore our role is to provide complete support from making an initial enquiry to handling settlement offers. I take pride in building a strong professional relationship with my clients. My proudest achievements are when I receive positive customer satisfaction questionnaires, especially knowing that my clients are not only happy with the service that I have provided, but also willing to recommended me to others.

Significant Cases

I secured damages for an elderly woman who suffered a fractured pelvis when she was robbed of her handbag at a bus stop, despite her attacker not being convicted of the offence. Police believed they knew the person responsible from her description, but she was unable to confidently identify him from pictures given to her whilst she was still in hospital. The matter of her being a victim of the attack was not disputed though and I successfully applied to the CICA on her behalf and settled the case within seven months.

I also secured damages for a teenage girl who was groomed by her Thai boxing instructor. Again in this case the accused was never convicted, as he killed himself just two days after being arrested. It was alleged he had groomed the girl over a 22-month period. The case was a good example of how the CICA can still bring justice in cases such as this. There was enough evidence for it to grant the award.

Career, qualifications and memberships

  • Law degree (2:1 LLB Hons) and LPC (Legal Practice Course)
  • Legal Practice Course at Leeds Beckett University.

Client Testimonial

“I just want to say “Thank you” for all your help and assistance. Obviously it means a great deal for me to have some kind of closure and compensation for those tough years. You have been fantastic. Thank you so much.”

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"Excellent Service"

Excellent, professional and friendly solicitors. It was a very simple process and they kept in constant contact to update me on any developments. Would definitely recommend.

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Could not have been simpler or easier, they did everything required and more. Nice, pleasant to talk to, they do all the leg work, put everything into context and resolve as quick as possible. Hopefully will not have to use again but if a situation arises then would not hesitate…

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"Very helpful and always kept in touch…"

Very helpful and always kept in touch via email through the while process. Highly recommended

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"Brilliant customer service"

Brilliant customer service, always will contact you as they say they will. Have been very helpful with my case and explained the process thoroughly, very easy to understand. Would definitely recommend.

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"Verry happy with the result they got…"

Verry happy with the result they got for my claim very officiant and professional my particular solicitor was the most friendly official type person that I have dealt with before really happy with the freindly kind manner in which they dealt with myself and my claim I would recommend them…

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"Wonderful service"

Wonderful service, was kept up to date regularly and once they received an offer to settle my case, they advised that they could get a better offer and did just that, will definitely pick up the phone again if I ever require their services in future.

Jordan HowarthJanuary 03, 2020

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"These solicitors were very helpful and…"

These solicitors were very helpful and I was surprised when they told me that they were pursuing a totally different avenue to the one I thought was available. They were very efficient, constantly in communication with myself and were direct with the opposite party. Needless to say, they won my…

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"Take a leaf out of there book"

I would certainly recommend Was kept up to date via email promptly each time I asked a question Postal and email correspondence was fluent and my claim settled in a timely manner Many thanks to Alex and his hard work

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Couldn’t of chose a better solicitors to go through my claim with, Sarah informed me every step of the way (even when they was nothing to update me with) was such a quick process and she couldn’t of been more helpful ! 5*

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"karl griffin fantastic man"

karl griffin was fantastic extremely helpful and fought every step of the way for me he was always there whenever i needed him i highly recommend hudgell solicitors to anyone who needs there help they made a horrible situation dissappear

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"Alex is amazing"

Alex is amazing! He took over my claim and everything changed from negative to positive. Case still ongoing but fantastic service so far from Alex. Great communication - answering calls and emails. Spot on in everything. I am very glad he is handling my case now and I am confident…

Seth OppongDecember 27, 2019

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"Highly recommended"

Excellent service and communication from start to finish. The whole process of handling my personal injury claim was dealt with quickly and courteously.

MikeNovember 26, 2019

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"Becci was amazing"

Becci was amazing, she was so friendly and helpful and couldn’t have done a better job at helping me with my claim. Very happy.

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"Quick honest service"

Quick honest service, smooth process with excellent staff

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