Sending our men and women to the frontline changes them forever

The Ministry of Defence is looking into suicide rates among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Cases where former servicemen and women have taken their own lives will be the focus of the research. It will look into the causes of death among those who left the Armed Forces. It’s been reported that more…

Dual award nomination for Hilary Meredith Solicitors at Personal Injury Awards 2018

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018. The Awards, now in their eleventh year, provide a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations across the personal injury claims sector. Hilary Meredith Solicitors has been shortlisted for Catastrophic Injury Team of…

Sad to hear about Roberts Jackson demise

I was terribly saddened to hear of the demise of yet another great law firm, Roberts Jackson. Not only was founder Karen Jackson a neighbour, her office was near to mine in Wilmslow.   She is a good friend and an excellent lawyer. Karen prides herself on excellence and invested in the training of her staff…

Government rejects Defence Committee’s recommendation for an independent assessment of its Armed Forces Covenant commitments

The Government has today rejected the Defence Committee’s recommendation for an independent assessment of its Armed Forces Covenant commitments. In its response to the annual Armed Forces Covenant report published by the Commons Defence Select Committee earlier this year, the Government rejected criticism that the MoD and other departments are “marking their own homework” when…

52% of total injuries amongst UK Armed Forces occur during training

New figures show that more injuries are caused during training than in any other activity for full-time members of the Armed Forces. The figures have been published in the same week as families and lawyers call on the Ministry of Defence to be stripped of its immunity from prosecution after two SAS servicemen were acquitted…

Trainee Solicitors/Paralegals

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an award winning claimant based practice with both national and international clients. We are currently recruiting Trainee Solicitors/Paralegals. Experience in Personal Injury would be an advantage, but not necessary as full training will be provided. You should be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, excellent organisational skills, drafting…

Family Solicitor – Wilmslow based

We are looking for an experienced Family Solicitor (6+ years PQE) to join our team. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in all areas of family law, including divorce, financial and the children aspect of family breakdowns. Please forward your CV to helen.denny@hmsolicitors.co.uk

Clinical Negligence Solicitor – Wilmslow/London based

We now have a vacancy for an experienced Clinical Negligence Solicitor (6 – 8 years PQE plus) to join the department. This is a great opportunity to join a practice with an excellent reputation within the industry. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in claimant clinical negligence and will be responsible for a growing,…

Sea King helicopters and asbestos

Military staff who worked on Sea King helicopters, which have been in service since 1969, are being warned they may have been exposed to asbestos. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is urgently removing parts suspected of containing the harmful material from its aircraft and, according to The Mail on Sunday, thousands of engineers may be…

Live firing exercise death so terribly sad

An Army captain has been jailed for 18 months after a soldier was killed during a live firing exercise. Capt Jonathan Price was also dismissed from the Army by the court martial for the gross negligence manslaughter of Ranger Michael Maguire. The 21-year-old was hit by a stray bullet at the Castlemartin Range, Pembrokeshire in…

Why the lives of our frontline troops depend on effective MoD procurement

Congratulations to Stuart Andrew MP on his appointment as Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence with responsibility for procurement, a position first held by Philip Dunne MP (2015-2016) and then, more recently, by Harriett Baldwin MP 2016-2018. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State is responsible for the Equipment Plan, defence industry and…

Inquest into the death Cpl Darren Neilson

Cpl Darren Neilson was killed alongside Cpl Matthew Hatfield, when a tank exploded during a live firing exercise in the UK. Clare Stevens from Hilary Meredith Solicitors represented Cpl Darren Neilson’s wife, Jemma Neilson at the Inquest into his death. She said: “Yet again we’ve heard of systemic failings within the MOD and more evidence…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors secures £7.2 million settlement for Navy pilot

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has secured a settlement worth almost £7.2 million on behalf of a Navy pilot who suffered catastrophic injuries during the course of his duties. The pilot had landed his Merlin helicopter on the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious at night-time, and was completing his post-flight inspection, when the flight deck lift was opened…