Gary Qualifies as Volunteer Caseworker for SSAFA

Gary Boyd, Partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has recently successfully completed the SSAFA Caseworker course at the SSAFA Central Office in London. The course, lasting 4 days, now qualifies Gary to be part of a committed team of volunteers helping to raise awareness about SSAFA’s work in the community. Also taking part in the…

Hilary Meredith-sponsored Jamie Burdekin becomes world champion

Hilary Meredith-sponsored Jamie Burdekin returned home from the Netherlands this week having helped lead Great Britain to the quad title at the 2014 BNP Paribas World Team Cup, the Davis and Fed Cups of wheelchair tennis. It is the second time that 34-year-old Burdekin has helped inspire Great Britain to lift the title after remaining…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors joins Armed Forces Legal Action

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has become a member of Armed Forces Legal Action (AFLA), a nationwide scheme bringing together lawyers from all parts of the United Kingdom to help the men and women who safeguard our country when they themselves need assistance. Commenting on the firm’s membership, CEO Hilary Meredith said: “We are delighted to…

Hilary Meredith in May Issue of Claims magazine

Hilary explains the difference between human rights law, The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the rights of a soldier to bring a legal claim due to negligence in service. Claims magazine May ’14  

Tropical day at Hilary Meredith Solicitors

All the staff at Hilary Meredith Solicitors dressed up in their finest ‘tropical’ outfits last Friday to raise money for their charity of the year, Sanctuary for Veterans. Each person made a donation to the Charity in return for leaving their usual formal work attire at home and arriving at the offices in Wilmslow and…

Grant Evatt and Mark Fielding appear on British Forces News

Grant Evatt and Mark Fielding, partners at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd appeared on British Forces News last night after attending the APIL Military Claims Conference at the Churchill War Rooms in London. British Forces News is BFBS Television’s flagship programme – the Forces’ own ‘window on the world’, transmitted live every weeknight at 1830 CET…

Rob Wood inquest

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd is representing the family of UK soldier, Rob Wood, who died in Afghanistan when a fire engulfed the tent he slept in. Rob, 28, and Dean Hutchinson, 23 died in the blaze at a logistical centre at Camp Bastion in the early hours of 14 February 2011. Mr Wood and Mr…

Action for Brain Injury Week

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited fully supports Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week which takes place from the 12 – 18 May 2014. With cuts to welfare benefits, local authority and NHS budgets continuing to impact on people’s lives, Headway aims to be the voice of brain injury survivors across the UK when it uses ABI…

Off On Holiday?

If you happen to be flying Ryanair to reach your holiday destination this year then be sure to browse through their in-flight magazine to see our new advert – Accident on Holiday and Abroad Ryanair ad

Hilary Meredith in the News

Hilary Meredith Solicitors agrees new £3m facilities with Yorkshire Bank. Articles in: Manchester Evening News, Modern Law Magazine, Legal Futures, North West Business Insider, The Business Desk

Hilary Meredith Solicitors targets further expansion

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd is targeting further expansion after agreeing new facilities with Yorkshire Bank. The firm has secured a £3 million refinancing package with Yorkshire Bank which includes additional working capital to assist with its growth plans. Established in 2003, Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has built a strong reputation as a personal injury specialist…

Hilary Meredith Quoted in Mail on Sunday

Hilary met with Mark Nicol last week to discuss the MoD rejection of a sergeant’s sperm bank plea. The article was reported in the Mail on Sunday 13th April 2014. Click here to see the article

‘I tried to kill myself’ says ‘bullied’ ex-soldier

Former soldier Joseph McCabe is currently bringing a civil action against the Ministry of Defence. Joseph McCabe, who has a pronounced stammer, claims that during his service in Germany and Iraq he was head-butted, stabbed and repeatedly bullied. Mr McCabe said that little was done to help him. An Army spokesperson told the BBC: “Whilst…

Landmark Court of Appeal ruling paves the way for whole life sentences to be given to the murderers of soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby

In July 2013 the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled that whole life terms, whilst justified, must have some mechanism for review after 25 years. The Court further ruled that England and Wales provided no such mechanism and whole life sentences therefore breached a criminal’s human rights.   The Court of Appeal looked…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors becomes first law firm to sign Armed Forces Covenant

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has reinforced its commitment to the UK’s Armed Forces by becoming the first law firm to sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. A Corporate Covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the Armed Forces Community. By signing the covenant, Hilary…

National clampdown on lack of construction site safety

Statistics continue year after year to indicate that rates of death, injury and ill health are among the highest in the construction industry. In a recent article published by the HSE it was confirmed that “construction workers remain nearly four times more likely to be killed at work than the average worker.” One common type…