Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd sponsors Paralympian in his bid for gold

The Hilary Meredith team and Jamie Burdekin

The Hilary Meredith team and Jamie Burdekin

As the final preparations for the Paralympic Games get underway military law firm Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has announced its sponsorship of Paralympic tennis player Jamie Burdekin.

A former Marine, Liverpudlian Jamie was seriously injured in car accident in 2000, leaving him wheelchair bound and unable to walk again. After 10 months of rehabilitation at the Southport Spinal Injury Unit he began to attend wheelchair tennis sessions at a centre in the Wirral.
Jamie has played the sport seriously since 2005, travelling globally to compete in events including the US open, Swiss Open and Australian Open and also participating in tournaments in Canada, New Zealand and Japan.
This is Jamie’s second time as part of Team GB after representing Great Britain at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008, where he won the bronze in the quad doubles event with fellow Brit Peter Norfolk.
Jamie continues to climb the rankings and is currently third in the world in the Men’s Doubles and fifth in the Men’s Singles.
Of the sponsorship, senior partner and director Hilary Meredith said:
“We are absolutely delighted and honoured to be given the opportunity to support Jamie as he enters his second Paralympic Games. He is a truly inspirational man who has shown real resilience and passion in the face of adversity and I can’t wait to cheer him on during his first match on 1 September.”
Jamie said:
“My training has gone excellently and I am really looking forward to next week – Beijing was an amazing experience but to compete on home turf is something special and I can’t wait to get to Eton Manor and put all this preparation into action.
“I am very proud to have Hilary Meredith Solicitors on board as my sponsors and it was great to meet the team at their offices this week. Hopefully I will be visiting again in a month or so with a nice medal to show them!”
Jamie’s first wheelchair tennis match is the Men’s Singles event at 11am on Saturday 1 September.