Hilary skis to work!

Hilary Meredith overcame today’s wintery conditions and widespread traffic congestion by skiing to work. An unusual snowfall has covered European cities from Rome to London in a blanket of snow, closing schools and causing widespread travel problems but Hilary, Chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, wasn’t going to be deterred. Inspired by the Winter Olympics, she…

Our coroners “foolish”? Max Hastings needs to look closer to home

In today’s Daily Mail, journalist Max Hastings talks about his experience in the army. He says: My own memories of dalliance with the Army more than half a century ago involved an insouciance with weapons, vehicles, parachutes — indeed, risk of all kinds — that would give heart failure to the modern Health & Safety…

Delighted to win Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award

I am thrilled to have won the Outstanding Achievement of The Year Award at last night’s Personal Injury Award 2017. Over the last twelve months, the team here at Hilary Meredith Solicitors has secured major, life-saving policy changes from the UK government in a substantial but often misunderstood area of personal injury – service personnel…

Wear your poppy with pride

Why have we this year suddenly mixed the poppy, a great symbol of remembrance, with politics and racial issues? Where has our innocence and national pride gone? I remember at school when the first poppies came on sale and everyone arrived excitedly with their pennies to buy one. Why are now ruining the memory of…

Legal 500 out today!

Leading legal directory, the Legal 500 has been published today, Wednesday 11 October. Please see the comments below on Hilary Meredith Solicitors: Hilary Meredith Solicitors is an ‘excellent firm for claimant personal injury and related work such as inquests. It is a specialist firm when it comes to military claims’. Hilary Meredith is described as…

Pte Sean Benton inquest ‘to consider Deepcut bullying’

A fresh inquest into the death of an army recruit will examine whether he was bullied and harassed at the army base before he died. Pte Sean Benton, 20, was found with five gunshot wounds at Deepcut Barracks, in June 1995. His death was originally recorded as suicide, but a second inquest was ordered after…

Hilary Meredith Community Ambassador takes on the Warrior Challenge

Andy Reid, community ambassador for Hilary Meredith Solicitors in Wilmslow, will this month cycle 400 miles and kayak 125 miles over 14 days in memory of six soldiers who were killed in an explosion of their Warrior armoured vehicle in Afghanistan in 2012. The Warrior Challenge will be raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity…

Grenfell – criminal investigation must now take precedence

A criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower tragedy is looking into manslaughter charges, it has emerged. Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, who is the former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), revealed prosecutors were currently part of the investigation. He said they would be looking at whether anyone could be charged with manslaughter. There…

Fabulous evening at the National Army Museum

I had a fabulous evening at the National Army Museum last night.  It is a great place if you have the time to visit.  The paintings depicting various conflicts around the world over the years are amazing. The painting of Afghanistan in 2010 depicts the contrast of the countryside and the beautiful terracotta colours against…

Combat immunity plans a retrograde step

Ministry of Defence acting like it is above the law Hilary Meredith has criticised proposals by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to scrap the legal duty of care it owes to service personnel in the course of combat. Under the proposed scheme, personnel would no longer be able to sue the MoD for negligence. Compensation…

Pressure mounts on PM to protect our troops

The Times is reporting that Theresa May is under pressure to strengthen a plan to protect troops from spurious legal claims after warnings that it will not protect soldiers already being pursued. The prime minister has pledged to opt out of international human rights laws when Britain goes to war in future following an avalanche…

Paying our Respects – Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

Hilary Meredith Solicitors will be observing a two-minute silence at 11 am today to remember the nation’s war dead. People gathered at war memorials and in schools, offices and other public places across the UK will pause for two minutes to commemorate the moment the guns fell silent for peace at the end of World…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors in February 2015 Issue of PI Focus

The latest issue of PI focus features an article regarding injuries received by a former RAF Reg Flight Sergeant when he went to the aid of his neighbour. Simon Quinn of Hilary Meredith Solicitors acted for the Claimant and represented him at the Appeal Hearing before an Independent Tribunals Service panel. PI Focus – February…