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…

Hilary Meredith shortlisted at Inspirational Women in Law Awards

Hilary Meredith, Chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, has been shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year at the Inspirational Women in Law Awards. The Inspirational Women in Law Awards are run by First 100 Years, a ground-breaking project, supported by the Law Society and the Bar Council, charting the journey of women in law since 1919….

Ministry of Defence recognises law firm’s commitment to the armed forces

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has been officially recognised for its commitment to the armed forces community by the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme. The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community and align their values with the…

Dual award nomination for Hilary Meredith Solicitors at Personal Injury Awards 2018

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018. The Awards, now in their eleventh year, provide a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations across the personal injury claims sector. Hilary Meredith Solicitors has been shortlisted for Catastrophic Injury Team of…

Government rejects Defence Committee’s recommendation for an independent assessment of its Armed Forces Covenant commitments

The Government has today rejected the Defence Committee’s recommendation for an independent assessment of its Armed Forces Covenant commitments. In its response to the annual Armed Forces Covenant report published by the Commons Defence Select Committee earlier this year, the Government rejected criticism that the MoD and other departments are “marking their own homework” when…

52% of total injuries amongst UK Armed Forces occur during training

New figures show that more injuries are caused during training than in any other activity for full-time members of the Armed Forces. The figures have been published in the same week as families and lawyers call on the Ministry of Defence to be stripped of its immunity from prosecution after two SAS servicemen were acquitted…

Trainee Solicitors/Paralegals

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an award winning claimant based practice with both national and international clients. We are currently recruiting Trainee Solicitors/Paralegals. Experience in Personal Injury would be an advantage, but not necessary as full training will be provided. You should be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, excellent organisational skills, drafting…

Family Solicitor – Wilmslow based

We are looking for an experienced Family Solicitor (6+ years PQE) to join our team. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in all areas of family law, including divorce, financial and the children aspect of family breakdowns. Please forward your CV to helen.denny@hmsolicitors.co.uk

Clinical Negligence Solicitor – Wilmslow/London based

We now have a vacancy for an experienced Clinical Negligence Solicitor (6 – 8 years PQE plus) to join the department. This is a great opportunity to join a practice with an excellent reputation within the industry. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in claimant clinical negligence and will be responsible for a growing,…

Inquest into the death Cpl Darren Neilson

Cpl Darren Neilson was killed alongside Cpl Matthew Hatfield, when a tank exploded during a live firing exercise in the UK. Clare Stevens from Hilary Meredith Solicitors represented Cpl Darren Neilson’s wife, Jemma Neilson at the Inquest into his death. She said: “Yet again we’ve heard of systemic failings within the MOD and more evidence…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors secures £7.2 million settlement for Navy pilot

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has secured a settlement worth almost £7.2 million on behalf of a Navy pilot who suffered catastrophic injuries during the course of his duties. The pilot had landed his Merlin helicopter on the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious at night-time, and was completing his post-flight inspection, when the flight deck lift was opened…

Hilary Meredith joins Broughton House Board

Broughton House, the Salford home for ex-servicemen and women, has strengthened its board with the appointment of Hilary Meredith as a trustee. For more than 30 years, Hilary has dedicated her career to the welfare of armed forces service personnel, their families and military veterans. She chairs Hilary Meredith Solicitors, which has offices in Wilmslow…

Does legal aid for inquests extend to military families

Hilary Meredith is seeking clarification from the Ministry of Justice on how their revised guidelines for bereaved families receiving public funding at Inquests impact on the armed forces community. Legal aid is currently provided under the government’s exceptional case funding (ECF) scheme. The Ministry of Justice says the Lord Chancellor’s guidance now makes clear that…