Niamh Finan performs in New York Show!

A Legal Assistant at Hilary Meredith Solicitors in Wilmslow has achieved a lifelong ambition and appeared in a New York show. Niamh Finan, who works in the firm’s clinical negligence team, successfully auditioned for Buried in December 2017. After getting the part, Niamh, from Cheadle Hulme, went on to perform in London, Leicester, the Edinburgh…

Defence Committee has missed an opportunity to end the great betrayal of our veterans

Solicitor Hilary Meredith, who acts for service personnel, veterans and their families and provided evidence to the Drawing a Line: Protecting Veterans by a Statute of Limitations Inquiry, believes the Defence Committee has missed an opportunity to end the “great betrayal of our veterans”. Commenting on today’s Defence Committee report, Ms Meredith, Chair of Hilary…

Proud to play our part in the Veterans’ Pledge

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is proud to have worked with MPs on a new campaign to end a host of ongoing injustices against military veterans. Under the three-part Veterans’ Pledge, which is being supported by The Sun Newspaper, we are urging Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt when they enter No10 to agree to: 1. Create a…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors sponsors Macclesfield Armed Forces Day

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is delighted to sponsor Macclesfield Armed Forces Day on Saturday (29 June). Working with Cheshire Silk’s 106.9 the firm is urging everyone to show their support for the Men and Women who make up the Armed Forces Community, from currently serving troops to Service families, Veterans and Cadets. The Parade starts at…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors sponsors Macclesfield Armed Forces Day

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is delighted to sponsor Macclesfield Armed Forces Day on Saturday (29 June). Working with Cheshire Silk’s 106.9 the firm is urging everyone to show their support for the Men and Women who make up the Armed Forces Community, from currently serving troops to Service families, Veterans and Cadets. The Parade starts at…

Proud to support Broughton House

I am proud to be supporting Broughton House as a Trustee of the charity. Broughton House was originally founded under the name East Lancashire Home for Sailors and Soldiers in 1916 to care for soldiers and sailors who had been injured during the First World War. As a much-loved institution of Greater Manchester and the…

The shores of Normandy

In the cold grey light of the sixth of June, in the year of forty-four, The Empire Larch sailed out from Poole to join with thousands more. The largest fleet the world had seen, we sailed in close array, And we set our course for Normandy at the dawning of the day. There was not…

MPs debating whether Northern Ireland veterans should be given immunity 

MPs will today debate whether or not veterans who served in Northern Ireland should be given immunity. The Commons debate follows the success of a petition urging the Government to excuse Northern Ireland veterans from historical criminal investigations.  It was signed by more than 146,000 people. Why would you serve in the British Military to…

Hilary Meredith backs Defence Secretary over historical allegations

Hilary Meredith, who provided evidence to Parliament’s Statute of Limitations – Veterans Protections Inquiry, has welcomed news that Defence Secretary Penny Mourdant wants to extend protection to troops from repeated investigations into historical allegations to cover veterans of Northern Ireland. Penny Mordaunt said she feared the Government was in danger of repeating the mistakes of…

Johnny Mercer MP – standing for our armed forces

Conservative MP Johnny Mercer says he has withdrawn his support for Theresa May and her government over the historical prosecution of servicemen and women. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Mercer said it was “regrettable” that he could not continue to support the government. He called on Mrs May to end the “abhorrent…

Q Fever Soldier seeks permission to Appeal

Former soldier Wayne Bass, who lost his legal claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) after contracting Q fever in Afghanistan, has confirmed he is seeking permission to Appeal and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover his legal fees. Mr Bass believes the MoD breached its duty of care by failing him to provide…

High-ranking military solicitor and Invictus Gold medallist joins Hilary Meredith Solicitors

Hilary Meredith Solicitors in Wilmslow has appointed Invictus Gold medallist and high-ranking military solicitor, Natalie Robinson as Head of its Armed Forces Compensation Scheme department. Natalie provided specialist military legal support to the British Army for twelve years, reaching the rank of Major, before being medically discharged in 2015 after an injury on duty led…

Soldier B, Daniel Hegarty and why a fair trial is almost impossible

Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has announced that a former soldier is to be prosecuted for the murder of a teenage boy who was shot dead in 1972. The veteran, identified as ‘Soldier B’, will face the charge of murdering 15-year-old Daniel Hegarty. He was shot and killed by a member of an Army…

Funding disparity over legal representation proves inquests are not a level playing field

A huge funding disparity over legal representation at Inquests has been uncovered by a campaign charity. Figures released by the charity Inquest reveal that, in 2017, the Ministry of Justice spent £4.2m on legal representation for the prison and probation service. Families on the other hand received £92,000 through the Legal Aid Agency’s exceptional funding…

Statement re Mr Wayne Bass and Ministry of Defence

We will consider this judgment in detail before deciding on the best way forward for our client. Mr Bass, who was discharged from the army in 2014, remains in poor health as a result of the Q fever he contracted in Afghanistan. While considering Mr Bass’ options – including a potential appeal against this judgment…