Grant Evatt

 

Position:  Director

Phone: 0203 861 4491

Email:  grant.evatt@hmsolicitors.co.uk

 

Profile

Grant has a long-standing association with the military having joined the Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Artillery aged just 16. After 12-months basic training he volunteered for Commando Forces and after successfully passing the All Arms Commando Course at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines he was posted to 8 Battery 29 Commando Regiment RA in Plymouth. A qualified Platoon weapon’s instructor, military skiing instructor, parachutist and diver, Grant proudly served his country worldwide for another 10 years before a knee injury brought his military career to a premature end.

Grant studied at Bournemouth University and The College of Law Guildford, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2002. He joined Hilary Meredith Solicitors in September 2013 as a Partner in their London office on Chancery Lane having previously acted as Deputy Head of the Personal Injury team at one of the UK’s leading full service law firms. In 2015 Grant took his place as a Director on the Main Board at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, becoming an integral part of the firm as it moves forward with exciting plans for the future.

Grant advises on a wide range of personal injury claims but with a particular expertise and interest in serious work accidents and those involving members of the Armed Forces.

In April 2015 Grant was elected to the Executive Committee of APIL, having joined in 2001 as a trainee solicitor. He is now part of it’s executive, driving change and improvements for injured people and fighting injustice.

Grant is a volunteer case worker for SSAFA, the service family charity. He provides support to the Armed Forces and veterans community helping them to access financial support and assistance in times of need.

 Memberships

APIL Executive Committee Member

Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Personal Injury Panel since May 2005

Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – Senior Litigator

Coordinator of APIL’s Military Special Interest Group

Honorary Legal Adviser to forces charity SSAFA.

Testimonials

Grant builds very special relationships with his clients and without exception they trust him implicitly.

‘I take this opportunity to express appreciation and the patience you treated me with since this beginning. Gratitude for your diplomacy.’ (Sent to Grant Evatt)
Mr Farouk Kasale

“Hi Grant. I just wanted to let you know I will be finalising a house……I also took my daughter to Peppa Pig World and she loved every minute of the weekend. It’s all thanks to you my life is set in stone. Thank you so much again you have changed my life. Many thanks again”
MK

“ Grant Evatt thank you so much for everything you have done for me. Always kept me informed and believed in my case when others didn’t”
Stephanie McGowan

“I am very happy with the outcome of the claim. I thought you have been exceptionally great throughout the whole process”
CKO; Cfn

“Dear Grant, Over the past three years I have come to regard you as a friend. You have helped me put a close to a very sad and difficult time in my life.  I know too that Andy would thank you for looking after his and my best interests. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication”

“I can’t thank you all enough. My life I feel has already changed for the better.  I have my confidence back; my smile. Thank you for everything” 
Mr Michael Revell v Ministry of Defence

“Thank you very much. You did a great job and I’ m very proud of you, well done” 
Mr Themba Paulus Gulashe v Ministry of Defence

“Grant, your work has changed the lives of myself and family. Thank you”
Mr Patrick McLaughlin v Ministry of Defence

 

At Home

Grant lives in Hampshire and in his spare time he restores antique furniture and races his MG.