Hilary Meredith on discussion panel at Military Mind business symposium

Hilary Meredith will be a member of the discussion panel at tomorrow’s Military Mind business symposium, taking place in London. Hosted by Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans, the annual event coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week and will explain how and why some ex-service personnel and reservists develop mental health…

Hundreds of other victims in breast surgeon case

Hundreds of patients will seek compensation after a breast surgeon was convicted of carrying out needless operations, reports this morning suggest. Ian Paterson, 59, was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent, relating to nine women and one man in the West Midlands. Paterson, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, was also found guilty of…

General Election means combat immunity e-petition closes on 3 May – sign now!

Just over a week remains to sign Hilary Meredith Solicitors’ e-petition aimed at preventing the Government from widening the scope of combat immunity: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/18938 All petitions now have to close at 00:01am on 3 May. This is because Parliament will be dissolved and all parliamentary business – including petitions – must stop until after the…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors goes into bat with Lancashire cricketer

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has been announced as Lancashire cricketer Tom Bailey’s new bat sponsor. Tom, a graduate of Lancashire’s Academy and Scholarship programmes,  made his first-class and County Championship debut in the closing stages of the 2012 season.  He has since become a vital member of the team in all forms of the game….

Zoe Holland joins Hilary Meredith Solicitors as non-executive director

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has appointed Zoe Holland as the firm’s first non-executive director. Nationally recognised for entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategic leadership, Zoe is managing director of ZebraLC, the UK’s leading technical due diligence, audit and consulting business focused on the legal sector. As the firm’s first appointed NED, the role will include input into…

Combat immunity plans a retrograde step

Ministry of Defence acting like it is above the law Hilary Meredith has criticised proposals by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to scrap the legal duty of care it owes to service personnel in the course of combat. Under the proposed scheme, personnel would no longer be able to sue the MoD for negligence. Compensation…

Defence Select Committee recommends immediate closure of Iraq Historic Allegations Team – our reaction

he Defence Select Committee Report has today recommended the immediate closure of the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT). Commenting on the recommendation, Hilary Meredith, CEO at Hilary Meredith Solicitors said: “It is absolutely right that IHAT should be shut down with immediate effect. “Funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), this flawed, incompetent and repugnant…

Outbreak of legionnaires’ disease on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral ship

Have you been on board the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral cruise ship?  Do you have family or friends who have been on board the ship? Hilary Meredith Solicitors is aware that there has been a serious outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease on the Balmoral with a number of holidaymakers now hospitalised and seriously ill. Hilary…

Hilary Meredith calls for full disclosure of MoD’s dealings with Phil Shiner and Public Interest Lawyers

Hilary Meredith has today called for full disclosure of the Ministry of Defence’s financial dealings with disgraced lawyer Phil Shiner and failed firm Public Interest Lawyers. Some of Shiner’s claims led to the £25m, five-year-long Al-Sweady inquiry, which later dismissed the allegations and said they were based on calculated and deliberate lies by Iraqis.  Other…

Hilary Meredith admitted as Freeman of the City of London Solicitors’ Company

Hilary Meredith, CEO of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, was last night admitted as a Freeman of the City of London Solicitors’ Company. The City of London Solicitors’ Company is the Livery Company for City solicitors. It is unusual among Livery Companies in that it is a working Company and all members are required to practise…

Expanding in London – immediate opportunities for paralegals

Due to our ongoing expansion, Hilary Meredith Solicitors has immediate vacancies for paralegals at our London office (1 Mitre Court, Inner Temple). As one of the country’s most progressive law firms, this is a great opportunity to potentially secure a training contract or mini-pupillage in the future. Please send you CV and covering letter to…

Hilary Meredith calls for the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) to be shut down

Hilary Meredith is today calling for the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) to be shut down. Says Hilary: “There has been much reported about Ihat including the bully-boy tactics of investigators posing as detectives with powers of arrest when non-existed. “The rights afforded to anyone arrested by the police under PACE have also been completely…