MoD’s longstop plans are “absurd and arrogant in the extreme”

On Friday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued a statement in response to an article in The Times regarding proposals for a civil litigation longstop. Defence in the media: Armed forces recruitment and compensation claims Commenting on the MoD’s statement, Hilary Meredith, Chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors said: “It is clear that the MoD is…

Army complaints process letting down female and BAME staff

MPs have said that a “disproportionate” number of female and ethnic minority personnel in the armed forces file internal complaints. A Commons Defence Committee report said the number of complaints, which often allege discrimination, bullying and harassment, was a “serious concern”. The report published on Wednesday said there was “no clear data” to suggest why,…

MoD betraying our troops with “back door” legislation

The Ministry of Defence today stands accused of betraying thousands of troops who have served their country on deployments abroad by introducing “back door” legislation to prevent them from seeking legal redress for life-changing injuries. Under section 11 of the Limitation Act 1980, personal injury claims (including PTSD) must normally be brought within three years…

Hilary Meredith shortlisted at Law Society Excellence Awards

Hilary Meredith has been shortlisted for the Woman Solicitor of the Year accolade at the 2019 Law Society Excellence Awards. The Law Society Excellence Awards have been celebrating the hard work and inspirational achievements of solicitors, legal teams and firms of all sizes across England and Wales for the past 12 years. The expert judges…

Niamh Finan performs in New York Show!

A Legal Assistant at Hilary Meredith Solicitors in Wilmslow has achieved a lifelong ambition and appeared in a New York show. Niamh Finan, who works in the firm’s clinical negligence team, successfully auditioned for Buried in December 2017. After getting the part, Niamh, from Cheadle Hulme, went on to perform in London, Leicester, the Edinburgh…

Defence Committee has missed an opportunity to end the great betrayal of our veterans

Solicitor Hilary Meredith, who acts for service personnel, veterans and their families and provided evidence to the Drawing a Line: Protecting Veterans by a Statute of Limitations Inquiry, believes the Defence Committee has missed an opportunity to end the “great betrayal of our veterans”. Commenting on today’s Defence Committee report, Ms Meredith, Chair of Hilary…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors sponsors Macclesfield Armed Forces Day

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is delighted to sponsor Macclesfield Armed Forces Day on Saturday (29 June). Working with Cheshire Silk’s 106.9 the firm is urging everyone to show their support for the Men and Women who make up the Armed Forces Community, from currently serving troops to Service families, Veterans and Cadets. The Parade starts at…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors sponsors Macclesfield Armed Forces Day

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is delighted to sponsor Macclesfield Armed Forces Day on Saturday (29 June). Working with Cheshire Silk’s 106.9 the firm is urging everyone to show their support for the Men and Women who make up the Armed Forces Community, from currently serving troops to Service families, Veterans and Cadets. The Parade starts at…

Hilary Meredith backs Defence Secretary over historical allegations

Hilary Meredith, who provided evidence to Parliament’s Statute of Limitations – Veterans Protections Inquiry, has welcomed news that Defence Secretary Penny Mourdant wants to extend protection to troops from repeated investigations into historical allegations to cover veterans of Northern Ireland. Penny Mordaunt said she feared the Government was in danger of repeating the mistakes of…

Q Fever Soldier seeks permission to Appeal

Former soldier Wayne Bass, who lost his legal claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) after contracting Q fever in Afghanistan, has confirmed he is seeking permission to Appeal and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover his legal fees. Mr Bass believes the MoD breached its duty of care by failing him to provide…

High-ranking military solicitor and Invictus Gold medallist joins Hilary Meredith Solicitors

Hilary Meredith Solicitors in Wilmslow has appointed Invictus Gold medallist and high-ranking military solicitor, Natalie Robinson as Head of its Armed Forces Compensation Scheme department. Natalie provided specialist military legal support to the British Army for twelve years, reaching the rank of Major, before being medically discharged in 2015 after an injury on duty led…

Statement re Mr Wayne Bass and Ministry of Defence

We will consider this judgment in detail before deciding on the best way forward for our client. Mr Bass, who was discharged from the army in 2014, remains in poor health as a result of the Q fever he contracted in Afghanistan. While considering Mr Bass’ options – including a potential appeal against this judgment…

Hilary Meredith wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Manchester Legal Awards 2019

Hilary Meredith has won the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at The Manchester Legal Awards 2019. Hilary was presented with her award at a glamorous black-tie dinner last night at The Midland Hotel. Now in their tenth year, the Manchester Legal Awards recognise and reward the wide range of skills and talent the region has to…

Hilary Meredith welcomes Defence Secretary’s call for new legislation to protect service personnel from historic prosecutions

Military solicitor Hilary Meredith has welcomed news that the Defence Secretary will propose legislation to protect the Military from historic charges in this year’s Queen’s speech. This comes as four Army Veterans are expected to be charged with murder over the death of Bloody Sunday protesters in 1972. Gavin Williamson has described cases against servicemen…

Hilary Meredith repeats call for new legislation to protect army veterans from prosecution

Hilary Meredith has repeated her call for new legislation to protect service personnel and veterans from prosecution in the line of duty after it emerged that British veterans could face allegations of wrongdoing from decades-old “end-of-Empire operations”. The MoD’s former legal chief has warned that claims against Britons who served in Malaysia and Cyprus more…