As the preparation for the 2012 Paralympic Games were underway, Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd announced its sponsorship of the Paralympic tennis player Jamie Burdekin.

A former Marine, Crosby born Jamie was seriously injured in a car accident in 2000, leaving him wheelchair bound and unable to walk again at just 21 years of age. After months of rehabilitation at the Southport Spinal Injury Unit, Jamie was introduced to Wheelchair Tennis and shortly afterwards made his debut for Great Britain at the World Team Cup in New Zealand.

Jamie won his first major international quad singles title at the Queensland Open in Australia in 2008 and later that year made his Paralympic Games debut in Beijing where he went on to win the quad double bronze medal with fellow Brit Peter Norfolk.  Jamie achieved his career high Quad Singles ranking of number 5 in May 2009 and has firmly established himself inside the world’s top 10 since then. Jamie is now working towards the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and with help from his sponsors, coaching team and management, he is pushing for another medal at the games.

Jamie who is an avid Everton fan had always wanted to be a sports star. He trains at South Ribble Tennis Centre when not spending time with his family.

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