Leading Legal 500 law guide recognises Hudgell Solicitors as ‘excellent firm’ which prides itself on its ‘more personal touch’

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16 October 2017


Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens, Chief Executive, Hudgell Solicitors

Hudgell Solicitors has been recognised by in leading law guide ‘The Legal 500’ as an ‘excellent’ firm which ‘prides itself on a more personal touch’.

The firm has been listed for its expertise in handling medical negligence and personal injury cases on behalf of injured people across offices in London, Leeds and Hull in the 2017 guide.

The guide says its inclusion reflects its ‘conscientious and committed’ approach, describing solicitors as ‘pragmatic, approachable and very easy to work with’ who are ‘prepared to go the extra mile’ for their clients.

Also highlighted is the expertise of a number of key figures at the firm, including London-based chief executive Amanda Stevens, who it says ‘works tirelessly and constructively’ on a range of matters including brain injury, spinal injury, birth injury and misdiagnosis claims.

Head of Travel Litigation Paul McClorry is also recommended as a ‘leading individual’ to turn to for travel claims, with the guide highlighting his ‘professional, patient and thorough’ approach to cases on behalf of clients.

Hull-based Chris Moore, who specialises in complex brain injury cases, is also referenced as having a track record of handling clinical negligence cases under the Human Rights Act, whilst Jane Woodcock, head of personal injury at the firm, is also included.

Civil Liberties and Criminal Injuries practices recognised for success in 2017

Chief executive Amanda Stevens was delighted to see the firm recognised for its expertise in supporting medical negligence and personal injury victims across England and Wales.

The guide also refers to Hudgell Solicitors’ expanding civil liberties practice, which it says has ‘a growing national reputation for its work in the field of police misconduct’.

It is also highlighted that the firm conducts the largest number of claims in the UK that are accepted by the criminal injuries compensation authority (CICA).

The purchase of new offices in London, Leeds and Hull are referenced as ‘evidence that Hudgell Solicitors has become firmly established as a national leader in the profession, placing an increased focus on high-value cases and representing clients who have suffered life-changing injuries.’

Mrs Stevens said: “We are delighted to have been ranked in the 2017 Legal 500 Guide for personal injury and medical negligence claims in our offices in London, Leeds and Hull.

“The guide states that we are in the top 10 firms in the country for medical negligence work by fees earned, and one of only a small number with a legal aid franchise for representing families in traumatic cases when a child suffers a neurological injury up to eight weeks from birth.

“It also highlights that although we rightly have a reputation for high-value, complex personal injury work, our commitment to offering a comprehensive service means we also handle injury claims worth between £1,000 and £25,000, something it quite rightly says many firms won’t do.

“It is nice to have been recognised for our campaigning also, and next year we are confident of being listed for our civil liberties work, having secured many cases of national significance in recent times, and having recruited a number of leading human rights lawyers to our team.”



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