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…

Also recruiting in Wilmslow

Our head office in Wilmslow is expanding. We are looking for the very best legal talent. Positions for –    Paralegals –    Trainees –    Associate solicitors Please send your CV to Hilary Meredith – hilary@hmsolicitors.co.uk

Defence Secretary to outline new proposals for troops injured in combat

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon will today announce a 12-week consultation on plans to increase awards for servicemen and women injured in combat. Leading military solicitor Hilary Meredith, welcomed the news. “This will be a huge relief to soldiers injured in the front line,” said Hilary. “We have fought long and hard to help soldiers…

We are recruiting

Due to an exciting period of growth our London office based at Mitre Court, Inner Temple is recruiting. We are looking for the very best lawyers to work on high quality, ground-breaking work.  We are looking for people with a passion for excellence and client care. Current vacancies include: Clinical negligence solicitors at all levels…

MoD again refuses to accept corporate responsibility

In hiding behind crown immunity, the MoD is defying the will of a Parliamentary Inquiry and flying in the face of public opinion says Hilary Meredith The Ministry of Defence has again refused to accept corporate responsibility for deaths in training, exercises and selection events. At today’s evidence session the Select Committee followed up various…

Hilary Meredith Named as Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year

Hilary Meredith, CEO at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, was last night named as Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year at 2016 Eclipse Personal Injury Awards. The awards, now in their ninth year, took place at the Grange St. Paul’s hotel in London. Organised by Barker Brooks Communications, the publisher of Claims Media, the awards…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors names Broughton House as its official charity

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has named Broughton House as its official charity for the next twelve months. Based in Salford, Broughton House is the sole independent provider of nursing and residential care for veterans of the armed forces and merchant navy in the North West. Broughton House was formed in 1916 by Colonel Sir William…

Servicemen and women fight back – JR letter sent to Michael Fallon

Soldiers hounded over incidents in the Iraq War are pressing ahead with plans to take the Ministry of Defence to court. Their solicitor, Hilary Meredith, has written to Secretary of State for Defence, Michel Fallon, to issue notice that they will be bringing a Judicial Review to put in place a framework of support for…

We welcome moves to protect UK troops from “vexatious” legal claims

Hilary Meredith also calls for time limits to be imposed and says framework of support is urgently needed Hilary Meredith has welcomed measures to protect UK troops from “vexatious” legal claims – but says a framework of support for servicemen and women is still urgently needed. The Government’s change in policy, to be announced at…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors shortlisted for two leading industry awards

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is delighted to be shortlisted for two awards at the 2016 Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards. The firm is shortlisted in the Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year category, while CEO Hilary Meredith is also shortlisted for Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year. The awards, now in their ninth year,…

Reaction to Defence Secretary’s announcement on providing legal support for our troops

British troops facing allegations of serious misconduct in Iraq or Afghanistan will be legally supported, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said. Sir Michael acknowledged there had been a “bucketful” of “patently false” claims but said work was under way to eliminate all but the “handful” of serious cases which required proper investigation. “Because of…

Ministry of Defence facing Judicial Review over support it provides to our troops

The Ministry of Defence is facing a Judicial Review over the framework of support it provides to service personnel facing judicial process. Hilary Meredith, CEO of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has been instructed by clients currently subject to judicial process and investigations to consider bringing the Judicial Review.  Ms Meredith recently provided evidence at the…

Iraq Historic Allegations Team – No 10 statement simply not true

Statement by Hilary Meredith, CEO, Hilary Meredith Solicitors Asked about the plight of soldiers who have had allegations hanging over them for years, a No 10 spokesperson has today said: “The PM would agree that where there are credible allegations of criminality it is right that they are investigated properly.”  The spokesman insisted that ihat…

Medal success for Jamie

Hilary Meredith sponsored Jamie Burdekin claimed a Paralympic bronze medal in Rio yesterday after emerging victorious in the longest ever wheelchair tennis match. Jamie partnered Andy Lapthorne to a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over their Israeli opponents Itai Erenlib and Shraga Weinberg in the men’s quads doubles.  The match lasted a gruelling 4 hours and…

Former army chief Lord Dannatt issues apology over Lariam on Victoria Derbyshire

Former army chief Lord Dannatt issues apology over Lariam on Victoria Derbyshire   Lord Dannatt admits he would not take Lariam himself   Lord Dannatt said his son Bertie had suffered mental health problems after taking two doses of Lariam   Lawyers call on MoD to accept its failings and co-operate with servicemen and women…