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Eliza Hudgell

Trainee Solicitor, Civil Liberties

Public Inquiry Inquest


Eliza is part of the Civil Liberties team handling cases in which the actions of the police or state bodies are brought into question, covering cases such as wrongful arrest and unlawful detention. Eliza is currently part of the team working on the Manchester Arena Inquiry, representing two of the bereaved families into the investigation of the tragic death of their loved one on the night of 22 May 2017.

My View

I think a key skill in our job is to be able listen and empathise with clients and the situation they are in, appreciating that they are probably turning to us at a hard time in their lives. I always seek to deal with queries in a friendly and approachable manner, understanding that each case is individual and that each will need an individual response. Having joined the firm after completing my Law degree I was given the chance to gain knowledge and understanding of different areas of the firm as a Legal Assistant. I then became part of the Civil Liberties department. I have recently completed my Legal Practice Course at BPP University and commenced my training contract.

Significant Cases

I have been able to assist our team in representing the family of former Welsh Cabinet Secretary Carl Sargeant at inquest.

I am very proud to be able to assist solicitor Terry Wilcox, and Counsel, with the Manchester Arena Inquiry. The Inquiry is ongoing.

Career, qualifications and memberships

  • LLB Law
  • Legal Practice Course with BPP University.

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