Hilary Meredith, Chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has received the Freedom of the City of London.
As a solicitor practising within the City of London Square Mile, Hilary read the ‘Declaration of a Freeman’ and signed the Freeman’s Declaration Book, before being presented with the Copy of the Freedom – a parchment document inscribed by a calligrapher – together with a copy of the ‘Rules for the Conduct of Life’ at the historic Guildhall.
The Freedom of the City of London began in 1237 and is one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today. Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and Nelson Mandela are among the recipients of the Freedom of the City of London.
Hilary Meredith said:
“It is a huge honour to receive the Freedom of the City of London. I would like to thank all those involved for granting me this privilege.”
Hilary has dedicated her career to acting for armed forces service personnel, veterans and their families. She has successfully acted in a number of ground-breaking cases and has developed a reputation in Public Affairs and lobbying for the rights of the armed services personnel.
Hilary Meredith Solicitors opened in Wilmslow in 2003. The firm opened its London office ten years later and last year relocated its City base to 1 Mitre Court, Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court in London.