Larium – unanswered questions remain

The manufacturer of Lariam, a drug that has been blamed for causing suicides and illnesses among Irish soldiers, has agreed to pay a settlement for the first time in a case taken against it in Ireland. The Select Defence Committee has also this week published the MoD’s response to its letter regarding Lariam. The Committee…

Larium – unanswered questions remain

The manufacturer of Lariam, a drug that has been blamed for causing suicides and illnesses among Irish soldiers, has agreed to pay a settlement for the first time in a case taken against it in Ireland. The settlement comes at a time when the Ministry of Defence is facing increasing scrutiny over its use of…

Will the MoD learn its lesson this time?

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has cautiously welcomed the news that military chiefs have been ordered to carry out two inquiries after the deaths of three men on the Brecon Beacons in 2013. L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby died as a result of neglect on the 16-mile march. The inquiries will see if…

Will the MoD learn its lesson this time?

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has cautiously welcomed the news that military chiefs have been ordered to carry out two inquiries after the deaths of three men on the Brecon Beacons in 2013. L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby died as a result of neglect on the 16-mile march. The inquiries will see if…

Hilary Meredith renews sponsorship of Team GB Paralympian

Hilary Meredith Solicitors are delighted to announce that they have renewed their sponsorship of one of our top wheelchair tennis players Jamie Burdekin. Jamie will be part of the Team GB squad at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and we are thrilled to be able to join him on that journey to what we all…

Congratulations to Millwall FC on raising £36,905.85 for Headley Court

Last Saturday representatives from Millwall presented personnel from Headley Court with a cheque for £36,905.85 – the money raised since the club announced it would support the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre by playing against Brentford in unique, one-off camouflage shirts back in November 2014. The initiative, which also marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak…

Congratulations to Millwall FC on raising £36,905.85 for Headley Court

Last Saturday representatives from Millwall presented personnel from Headley Court with a cheque for £36,905.85 – the money raised since the club announced it would support the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre by playing against Brentford in unique, one-off camouflage shirts back in November 2014. The initiative, which also marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak…

For Queen and Country

Despite the remains of a tropical storm swathing its way across the UK, I enjoyed a magnificent evening at the Tower of London this week. As a major fundraiser for Coming Home, the Haig Housing Trust’s fundraising campaign to provide specially adapted homes for our severely injured soldiers, images of our brave heroes were projected…

I fully support the campaign to defend Sergeant Blackman.

Messages of support and financial contributions have poured in after shocking evidence casting doubt on the jailed Royal Marine’s conviction was revealed. There is an important legal point in addition to the new evidence. It is already recognised in law that in the heat of battle decision making is impaired and “combat immunity” exists where…

Success in the Court of Appeal for Hilary Meredith Solicitors

Hilary Meredith Solicitors has successfully represented the claimant in resisting an appeal by the Ministry of Defence against the judgment of HHJ Horton. Kevin Lillington, the claimant, was injured whilst on a promotional course in the Army. The MOD contested all issues at trial and then appealed the damages and a finding that he would…

Sponsorship of Crème de la Crème Ball.

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is delighted to support Cheshire’s most prestigious charity ball, with a silver sponsorship of the Crème de la Crème Ball. Following on from the success of last year’s event, which featured on Prime Time TV Show The Real Housewives of Cheshire, the Crème de la Crème Ball will take place on Saturday…

Delighted to support Caudwell Children’s first Ladies Lunch

Hilary Meredith Solicitors to delighted to support Caudwell Children’s first Ladies Lunch. “As a firm we have a long-standing reputation for supporting women and families through times of crisis – whether it’s injury caused at home, in the workplace or on the roads,” said Hilary Meredith, CEO at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd. “We understand that…

Councils Could Face Huge Compensation Bills Over Potholes

In this day and age we would expect our UK roads to be robust and able to withstand the frequent wet weather conditions, right? Wrong. Just after midday on Friday 14th August 2015 a part of the Mancunian Way in Manchester collapsed and an unusually enormous hole was created, now dubbed ‘the Manchester sinkhole’. Fortunately, nobody…

Remembering the Manchester Air Disaster and the bravery of Jacque Urbanski

It is 30 years ago since I represented the parents of air hostess Jacque Urbanski who tragically perished helping others to safety at the back of the plane. Jacque was posthumously awards the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for her devotion to duty and bravery. Instead of escaping from the blazing Boeing 737 at Manchester Airport she…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Pens New Deal With Paralympic Tennis Ace, Jamie Burdekin

Great Britain’s Jamie Burdekin is delighted to announce his renewed key sponsor partnership with Wilmslow based law firm, Hilary Meredith Solicitors. The partnership which has run since before London 2012 sees a new partnership deal signed ahead of Rio 2016. Since London 2012, the partnership has seen Jamie win several world titles across the past…

Bosley Mill Disaster

Many of us have similar starts to the day, we all wake up to the alarm and commence our often frustrating commute into work. Our main purpose in going to work is to be rewarded with some hard earned pennies so that we can pay the bills and support our family as well as plan…

Brain Injury in the Armed Forces

Read the article in B21 magazine by Gary Boyd, Partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors, regarding brain injuries in the Armed Forces and how our specialist team can help both in the short and long term B21 article

SAS to soften selection process following SAS deaths

Selection tests taken by recruits hoping to enrol in Britain’s elite special operations forces are to be softened to protect them from dangers such as extreme temperatures, it has been reported. The changes are understood to include a weather test which could lead to the selection week being postponed if the weather is too hot,…

Our Dragon Boat Experience for Headway

On Saturday 25th July 2015, a team from Hilary Meredith Solicitors took to the open water of West Kirby Marine Lake to take part in a charity Dragon Boat race organised and in aid of Headway Wirral. Having chosen the name ‘HMS Victory’, our team of 14 would-be master mariners arrived at the lake full…