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…

Hilary Meredith wins Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award

Hilary Meredith, Chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, last night collected the Outstanding Achievement of The Year Award at the Personal Injury Awards 2017. Over the last twelve months, Hilary 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…

Proud to sponsor The Brain Charity’s Annual Liverpool Snow Ball

Hilary Meredith Solicitors are proud headline sponsors of The Brain Charity’s Annual Liverpool Snow Ball. This year’s event will be held on Friday 8th December from 7pm till late. Tickets are just £55 per person which includes drinks reception, a superb seasonal three-course menu, spectacular live entertainment, lots of fun & games, and dancing till…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors to sponsor The Brain Charity’s Annual Liverpool Snow Ball

Hilary Meredith Solicitors are proud headline sponsors of The Brain Charity’s Annual Liverpool Snow Ball. This year’s event will be held on Friday 8th December from 7pm till late. Tickets are just £55 per person which includes drinks reception, a superb seasonal three-course menu, spectacular live entertainment, lots of fun & games, and dancing till…

Why we support the Million Pound Salute campaign for Broughton House

Hilary Meredith Solicitors fully supports the Manchester Evening News’ major new campaign to raise £1 million for our official charity, Broughton House. Broughton House is about to be transformed into a £14m care village for veterans of conflicts past and present – to tend to physical as well as mental wounds. The M.E.N’s Million Pound…

MoD hides behind crown immunity as two are charged over Brecon training deaths

Two men have been charged with negligence following the deaths of three soldiers during an SAS selection march in the Brecon Beacons. L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby were taking part in a 16-mile recruitment exercise on the hottest day of 2013. A coroner ruled they died from neglect. The Service…

MoD hides behind crown immunity as charges are brought over training deaths

Two men have been charged with negligence following the deaths of three soldiers during an SAS selection march in the Brecon Beacons. L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby were taking part in a 16-mile recruitment exercise on the hottest day of 2013. A coroner ruled they died from neglect. The Service…

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…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors strengthens its team with the appointment of Dianne Yates

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has continued its expansion by welcoming Dianne Yates as a partner. Dianne joins from Birchall Blackburn where she headed up the catastrophic injury team. With over 25 years’ experience as a personal injury solicitor, Dianne specialises in catastrophic injury, predominantly brain injury, spinal injury, polytrauma and amputation. She also has specialist knowledge…

Why I back MPs call for a change to the law

MP for Newbury and former army-officer Richard Benyon is calling for a change to the law on two fronts. Firstly, lawyers who seek to drum up claims in war zones after conflict should be curtailed in some way. Secondly, there should be a 10 year time limit on claims against the military – which is…

Why I welcome a review of the military justice system

An independent review of the British military justice system, including the controversial use of majority verdicts in court martials, is to be carried out, the Government has announced. The aim of the review is to ensure the system is as “effective as it can be for the 21st century”. It follows calls for the court…

Remembering our fallen heroes

With Remembrance Day fast approaching, Hilary Meredith Solicitors is proud to support the Royal British Legion as sponsors of this year’s Poppy Ball in London.  The Ball takes place on 2 November, which is also London Poppy Day. Remembrance Day poppies are also going on sale across Britain this week and staff from Hilary Meredith…

Divorce rate rises for all types of marriage

The rate of divorce has increased for the first time in five years, figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed. There were 106,959 divorces last year, a rise of 5.8 per cent compared with the previous year. There were large falls in the rate of divorce in the preceding two years, including a…

Army sent soldier back to frontline in Afghanistan with PTSD

There was a disturbing story in the Sunday Mirror at the weekend about a soldier who was sent back to the frontline in Afghanistan when suffering from PTSD. Sean Jones, who was awarded the military cross, says he was diagnosed by a military doctor 8 years ago – but never told.  He was sent back…

NHS waits worsen across UK

The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed across the board, according to research by the BBC. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three targets for 18 months.  Only Scotland has had any success in the last…

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…

Why I support mental health training for our Armed Forces

I fully support plans to provide the Armed Forces and their families with mental health training to deal with military life under an initiative between the Ministry of Defence and the young Royals. The venture will see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry expand their campaigning against the stigma of mental illness…

Personal Injury Awards 2017 – delighted to be shortlisted

I am delighted to be shortlisted for Outstanding Achievement at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2017. Now in their tenth anniversary year, the Personal Injury Awards provide a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate individuals and organisations across the personal injury claims sector. Congratulations to everyone shortlisted and involved! Hilary Meredith