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 and veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychological injuries as result of their service in Iraq.
Unlike our troops, our campaign has not taken place on the streets of Baghdad, Al Anbar or Salah Ad Din. Instead it has been waged at the Houses of Parliament and the Ministry of Defence.
Our efforts have been instrumental on a range of levels:
– They have led to the introduction of long overdue support measures for service personnel and veterans facing judicial process but suffering from PTSD and other psychological injuries – never again will they be “hung out to dry” with their mental health “frazzled”.
– They have helped to break down the stigma surrounding mental health as a personal injury in the military community.
– They have led to the closure of the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), an investigative body which resulted in entirely innocent service personnel and veterans “losing their sanity”.
Our work has influenced the very top levels of UK government, helping to achieve great change. Never again will our service personnel and veterans be forced to suffer in silence.