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…

Anti-malaria drug Lariam to be banned – except in very restricted cases

– Use of anti-malaria drug Lariam to end – except in very restricted cases – MoD has a duty of care in relation to the provision of drugs for service personnel abroad – MoD has failed to strike the right balance between protecting personnel from malaria and the potentially catastrophic side effects of Lariam The…

Senior Visiting Lecturer Appointment for Hilary Meredith

Hilary Meredith, CEO of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, has been appointed as a visiting senior lecturer by the University of Chester’s Westminster Centre for Research and Innovation in Veterans’ Wellbeing. https://www.chester.ac.uk/node/36179 The Westminster Centre for Research and Innovation in Veterans’ Wellbeing supports the military through innovative and high quality research, educational provision and community engagement. Commenting…

Mark Farrell appointed as Managing Director at Hilary Meredith Solicitors

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has appointed Mark Farrell as Managing Director. Mark, who joined the firm last year as Operations Director, has extensive experience in the legal, claims management and financial services sectors. Previous roles include CEO at Beresfords Solicitors and Managing Director at Capita. He also has extensive experience in the insurance sector, having…

To Prevent Non-Freezing Cold Injuries (NFCI)

Due to recent press interest in Non-Freezing Cold Injuries (NFCIs) affecting military personnel, we have compiled a list of recommendations for those who are serving or are about to serve in areas where the conditions could encourage the onset of NFCIs: HOW TO PREVENT NON-FREEZING COLD INJURIES  Limit exposure Keep feet and hands as dry…

Welcome Philippa Tuckman

I am delighted Philippa Tuckman has joined us from Bolton Burdon Kemp and welcome her to the firm. Philippa brings a wealth of experience particularly in clinical negligence work but a huge background in military claims.  We are all very excited to have her on board – and are particularly looking forward to working with…

Our advice to anyone facing an IHAT interview.

Think you might be arrested for questioning?  There are a number of current investigations that may affect serving and former members of the armed forces. These include the Bloody Sunday investigation by the PSNI, NI historical inquiries and the legacy inquests, Iraq historical allegations (IHAT) and more recently Op Northmoor (investigating Afghanistan allegations). Investigation procedures…

CLARKE FAMILY PRESS STATEMENT

Clare Stevens and Hannah Ashcroft of Hilary Meredith Solicitors have represented the family of Captain Thomas Clarke at the inquest before HM Coroner for Oxford into the tragic deaths of Captain Thomas Clarke, Warrant Officer Class 2 Spencer Faulkner, Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan, Corporal James Walters and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas. The family have released…

Hilary Meredith sponsored Jamie Burdekin clinches Pensacola Open doubles title

Paralympian Jamie Burdekin, sponsored by Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has claimed his second major wheelchair tennis doubles title of 2016 partnering fellow Brit Andy Lapthorne after the pair won the quad doubles at the Pensacola Open in Florida on Sunday. The Brits are now aiming for more success this week as they head to the…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors relocates London office to historic 1 Mitre Court, Inner Temple

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has relocated its London office to 1 Mitre Court, Inner Temple EC4Y 7BS. Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court in London, along with Gray’s Inn, Lincoln’s Inn, and the Middle Temple.  It is located in the wider Temple area of the capital, near the Royal Courts of Justice, and within the City of London. The history of the…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd launches new Family Law department

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has expanded its service offering with the launch of a Family Law department. Already regarded as the UK’s leading Military law firm and Personal injury specialists, the firm has appointed highly regarded solicitor Paul Reay to head up its new team. Paul, who joins the firm from Lewis Rodgers Solicitors, is…

“Criminal recklessness” in SAS Brecon deaths

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd believes that the failings which led to the deaths of three SAS reservists in the Brecon Beacons amounted to “criminal recklessness”. L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby died as a result of neglect on a 16-mile march in 2013. In written evidence, Hilary Meredith Solicitors told a…

Jamie Burdekin runner-up in World Tour Finals Match

Jamie Burdekin and his partner Andy Lapthorne were narrowly beaten by the US partnership of Nick Taylor and David Wagner in the 2015 UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters on Saturday in California. In a thrilling final, Jamie and Andy, second seeds going into the tournament, went down 6-4,  3-6, 6-3 against the two highly experienced Americans. …