Grant Evatt, Partner and Main Board Director at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
APIL’s Executive Committee members work on a voluntary basis, striving to achieve APIL’s objectives for the benefit of injured people.
Commenting in his appointment, which was announced at APIL’s 25th anniversary conference this week, Grant said:
“I am thrilled to have been elected by my peers to the Executive Committee of APIL in the year it celebrates its silver anniversary, working for the rights of injured people.
“I joined APIL in 2001 whilst a trainee solicitor. In the years since then I have personally benefited hugely from the legal training, professional support and belonging, fostered by APIL and its membership. To now become a part of its executive, driving change and improvements for injured people and fighting injustice is a great honour and privilege.”
Hilary Meredith, CEO at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, is a senior fellow of APIL and served on the not-for-profit organisation’s Executive Committee from 1998 – 2007. Commenting on Grant’s appointment, Hilary said:
“As a former member of APIL’s Executive Committee, I know the tremendous work it does in changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury.
“Congratulations to Grant – it is a wonderful opportunity for him and the firm.”
Grant Evatt has a long-standing association with the military having joined the Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Artillery aged just 16. After 12-months basic training he volunteered for Commando Forces and after successfully passing the All Arms Commando Course at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines he was posted to 8 Battery 29 Commando Regiment RA in Plymouth. A qualified Platoon weapon’s instructor, military skiing instructor, parachutist and diver, Grant proudly served his country worldwide for another 10 years before a knee injury brought his military career to a premature end.
Grant studied at Bournemouth University and The College of Law Guildford, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2002. He joined Hilary Meredith Solicitors in September 2013 as a Partner in their London office on Chancery Lane having previously acted as Deputy Head of the Personal Injury team at one of the UK’s leading full service law firms. In 2015 Grant took his place as a Director on the Main Board at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, becoming an integral part of the firm as it moves forward with exciting plans for the future.
He advises on a wide range of personal injury claims but with a particular expertise and interest in serious work accidents and those involving members of the Armed Forces.