Gary Boyd

Position:  Partner and Head of Department

Phone: 01625 547482

Email: gary.boyd@hmsolicitors.co.uk

Profile

Gary studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1997. Prior to joining Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, he worked in some of the larger national Personal Injury specialist practices and has considerable experience of a broad range of types of Personal Injury claims including Employers’ Liability, Public Liability, Road Traffic Accidents, Criminal Injuries and Industrial Disease claims.

Gary joined Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Solicitor in March 2009. In March 2010 he was made a Partner within the law firm and now heads up the Personal Injury department.

Gary specialises in serious injury cases and military claims including spinal cord, traumatic brain injury and amputation cases including cases with values and settlements of several million pounds. As an ex-Quantity Surveyor , Gary is also an expert in construction- related accidents.

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd pursue a holistic approach to our services and recognise the importance of meeting clients’ needs throughout the litigation process and beyond. Gary is the Partner in charge of client relations and is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to provide our legal services and communicate with our clients.

Case Successes

Thomas Birch v MoD [2013] EWCA CIV676: Obtaining Judgment at the Court of Appeal in a multi-million pounds claim on behalf of a Royal Marine who suffered a serious brain injury whilst serving in Afghanistan.

A seven-figure settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a serious brain injury in a road traffic accident in Jersey.

Successful claim for a soldier who suffered a serious crushing injury to his skull with associated brain injury, whilst on an exercise in the UK.

A very substantial settlement in a complex claim for a soldier who sustained an injury during fitness training leading untimately to a leg amputation.

Testimonials:

‘The service received was outstanding and they never gave up even when it looked like we may lose’
Mr Liam Sprigg

‘Thanks you very much for all the hard work you put into this. I know you are getting paid but you have been amazing throughout this case and a very honest person.’
Mr F, Ex-Lance Corporal, British Army

‘You have been a great representative, an amazing solicitor and I appreciate all the hard work you put into my case thank you.’
Kelly Darlow

‘Very good service – thank you’. 
Mr Demertious Driver

‘Gary, I don’t think you would remember me but you won a claim for me against the MOD. The money I received helped me achieve my dream and become a Dr of Business (DBA). It completely changed my life for the better. I wanted to say thank you as you never gave up on my case. If I could ever help you in some way please let me know. Thanks again.’
Dr Paul Allan, Sheffield Hallam University

‘Gary Boyd impresses at Hilary Meredith Solicitors’.

‘Gary Boyd is recommended at Hilary Meredith Solicitors’.
Legal 500.

‘Gary Boyd was very helpful from start to finish in every way – thanks again’.
Mr B, serious injury claim

With their un-rivalled expertise and long association with the Royal British Legion, Hilary Meredith are without doubt the leading firm for high-value military personal injury claims. The partnership has a number of outstanding solicitors, including Gary Boyd, whose tenacity always ensures outstanding results for his clients. The quality of service offered by the firm is second to none’.
Counsel, David Knifton: Legal 500

‘When working with Gary Boyd, I have been impressed by his dedication to fighting cases to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. Gary will leave no stone unturned in preparing even the most complex cases’.
Queens’s Counsel, Amanda Yip QC:

Memberships and Other Positions

Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

The Law Society

Lawyers Against Fraud

Motor Accident Solicitors Society

Member of the Editorial Board of B21 (magazine dedicated to brain injuries) .

Co-ordinator of the firm’s sponsorship of Spinal Injuries Association’s Community Peer Support.

Caseworker, SSAFA (Lifelong support for our Forces and their families)

At Home

When not working, Gary enjoys the outdoor life and is a keen canoeist, angler, camper and cyclist. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Caroline and young daughter, Ella and socialising with friends.