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…

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 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,…