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…

Philippa Tuckman Talking on Radio 5 Live About MOD Duty of Care

Philiipa Tuckman was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live regarding the Ministry of Defence Duty of Care following the recent death of a soldier whilst on a night time training exercise in Northumberland. The interview can be heard by pressing the arrow on the following recording:

Time To Stop Hiding Away

The Ministry of Defence must show leadership from the top and face up to its responsibilities says Hilary Meredith The long awaited Chilcot report has now been published – as has the Government’s response to the groundbreaking Beyond Endurance? Military exercises and the duty of care report. Chilcot makes it clear that our troops were…

The Royal British Legion Solicitors Group wins Legal Services Team of the Year Award

The Royal British Legion Solicitors Group (TRBLSG), chaired by Hilary Meredith, CEO at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has won the Legal Services Team of the Year accolade at the Claims Innovation Awards 2016. The Royal British Legion Solicitors Group (TRBLSG) was established in 1989  by a group of likeminded solicitors from law firms the breadth…

Hilary Meredith to appear at Defence Committee Inquiry tomorrow

Hilary Meredith, CEO of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, will be giving evidence at the Defence Sub Committee’s inquiry into the support offered by the Ministry of Defence to former and serving military personnel who are subject to judicial process tomorrow. During the session, the Committee will be examining: *   The support provided by the MoD…