Newly qualified solicitor boosts Hudgell Solicitors’ medical negligence team

Madelaine Shore of Hudgell Solicitors

A newly qualified solicitor has boosted Hudgell Solicitors’ clinical negligence team and is also following in her family’s legal footsteps.

Madelaine Shore has worked on a wide range or personal injury and clinical negligence cases over the last two years, winning praise from her in-house managers, and was admitted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on 1st November 2023.

“My experience as a Trainee Solicitor at Hudgell’s has been very informative, interactive and fulfilling. I feel I’ve been fortunate to have been given so many opportunities to work on such a variety of cases and to have been surrounded by so many fantastic colleagues who have been incredibly supportive,” she said.

In 2021 Madelaine was one of six new trainee solicitors appointed by Hudgells under a new scheme enabling them to earn and learn – benefitting from accruing a period of recognised training alongside their studies.

As a sign of investment in its own in-house legal talent, only existing internal candidates with at least six months prior work experience with the firm were selected.

Elizabeth Maliakal, principal solicitor for training and business development at Hudgells said:

“It has been such a pleasure training Maddie in her clinical negligence seat. One of the most rewarding aspects of supervising trainees is watching them develop and grow as lawyers.

“Maddie has also embraced Hudgell Solicitors’ values in terms of her contribution to supporting colleagues and getting involved in community projects. I’m thrilled Maddie is qualifying into our clinical negligence department where she will be a huge asset. “

Madelaine first joined the firm in 2020 after graduating in law from Hull University. She spent a year working within the New Claims department, giving her experience in understanding various claim types including personal injury and travel claims, as well as medical negligence, civil liberties and criminal injuries cases.

She also follows in her father Vince’s footsteps, who is joint head of the Clinical Negligence department in Hull.

“I was keen to follow my dad and pursue a career in law. After seeing the impact he has had on our client’s lives, it became clear I also wanted to represent people who have unfortunately suffered injuries as a result of substandard medical care. I have seen first-hand just how much our support and assistance can mean to them.”

After starting her solicitor training contract Madelaine represented clients involved in road traffic accidents, accidents at work well as handling a broad range of claims within the medical negligence department.

Rachel Di Clemente, Hudgell Solicitors’ chief executive, has had a clear vision on how to progress and support early legal careers and qualification routes.

“It is fantastic to see Madelaine qualify, she has been and will continue to be a superb ambassador for Hudgells, not only for her commitment to our clients but also because she really has made the most of her opportunities as trainee solicitors, by making a huge difference.

“Our flexible routes to qualification as a solicitor benefits candidates wishing to complete their LPC or apprenticeship alongside gaining work experience,” she said.

John Cuss, head of corporate services and strategic partnerships, oversees trainees and ensures their period of recognised training is as informative and enriching as possible.

“John Cuss, head of corporate services and strategic partnerships, oversees trainees and ensures their period of recognised training is as informative and enriching as possible.

“We are very proud of Maddie who has qualified as a solicitor following completion of her training contract with Hudgell Solicitors.

“Whilst completing her recognised training period, Maddie also completed a combined Legal Practice Course and Master’s Degree part-time, and it is testament to Maddie’s hard work and determination that she has achieved these qualifications alongside working full-time.

“Maddie has a bright career ahead of her and we look forward to seeing her career develop further in our clinical negligence department.”

While at Hudgell Solicitors Madelaine has also been involved in charity fundraising including Martin’s Mountain, a charity started by Martin Hibbert, a survivor of the Manchester Arena terror attack and she has also completed sponsored walks and bake sales.


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