Coroner’s tears

  I was not at all surprised to hear that a coroner broke down in tears while summing up at an inquest into the death of a soldier in Afghanistan. Capt Richard Holloway, of the Special Boat Service, was hit by enemy fire in 2013 while on operations east of Kabul. The 29-year-old from County…

Hilary Meredith in the News – SARAH Bill

An article in the Solicitors Journal features Hilary who spoke at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Autumn Conference on the controversial SARAH Bill Solicitors Journal – 26 November 2014

Professional negligence claims against personal injury solicitors

Professional negligence claims against personal injury solicitors are on the rise. Perhaps, this is not surprising with unrealistic levels of fixed-costs introduced for cases worth less than £25,000 so law firms that predominantly deal with these claims are finding themselves having to provide the same level of service whilst coping with significantly reduced fees. As…

It’s Snow Laughing Matter

Winter is almost upon us and the next few months are likely to see over one million British skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes. Whilst there is little that can be done about a lack of snow, a few simple precautions will drastically reduce the risk of injury. Statistically skiing and snowboarding are relatively…

Had an Accident on Holiday?

Over 40 million trips abroad will be taken by UK holidaymakers in 2014 – and unfortunately some will end in accident or injury. To get the very most enjoyment out of your holiday – and to minimise your risk of injury – we recommend you pack the following checklist as well as your sun cream….

Temple Garden Chambers Quiz Report

HMS Tattingner –v- The World (more accurately the other teams participating in the quiz)!  A team from the firm – “HMS Tattinger” – took part in the Temple Gardens Chambers quiz night recently.  Our team, comprising myself, Mark Fielding, Sinead Cartwright, Grant Evatt and Karan Ahluwalia had one goal…not to finish last!  Grant and Karan…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors wins Marketing Campaign of The Year Award

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd last night won the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at the Personal Injury Awards 2014 for its high profile television advertising campaign. CEO Hilary Meredith collected the award at The Grange St Paul’s Hotel, overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, in London’s City Financial District. “I’m absolutely thrilled,” said Hilary.  “While the…

Thrilled to win award

I was absolutely thrilled to collect the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at last night’s Personal Injury Awards 2014 for our latest television advertising campaign. The night was particularly special as my mother and daughter were both there to collect the award with me. While the ban on referral fees has impacted on law…

Miriam Parker and why I support a new driving offence

Total support for brave Miriam Parker who was knocked down on a Zebra Crossing on on New Year’s Day and almost lost her life. Her brave struggle to walk and talk reflects so many of the clients I see and help with life plans to regain their quality of life. The driver Amin Aminullah, who…

A waste of parliamentary time

I was at the House of Lords yesterday for the second reading of Chris Grayling’s  Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill – and I was left in no doubt, this Bill is a waste of parliamentary time. All it serves to do is to undermine our legal system and the credibility of our judges. Mr…

Are Service Personnel Being Let Down by the MOD?

The Defence Select committee has published its report “The Armed Forces Covenant in Action Part 5: Military Casualties, a review of progress – Defence Committee” , today.  It finds that the Armed Forces have seen a significant increase in the number of personnel requiring treatment by the Defence Community Mental Healthcare Teams yet the number…

Military veterans deserve more

It is alarming, although not altogether surprising, to hear that the government is failing to abide by its military covenant – according to medical experts who treat injured soldiers. Leading professors in psychology and orthopaedics say the healthcare system is not providing veterans with the service they have been promised. The Armed Forces Covenant, described…

Are Servicemen Killed by Mesothelioma Denied Justice?

On Monday 20th October 2014, the  Commons Debate saw a renewed vigour to combat the injustice faced by service veterans who were exposed to mesothelioma (what is mesothelioma) caused by asbestos as a result of their service before April 1987. Under current laws, servicemen and women who suffer from an injury or illness as a result…

Paralysed man walks again

There is a remarkable story in the news this morning concerning a paralysed man who is been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors in the News

Articles in the Wilmslow Express and North West FYI following our shortlisting for Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards 2014. Wilmslow Express – 14 october 2014. North West FYI – 9 October 2014.

Legal Aid Funding On Inquests

It has been reported today in the Law Gazette that High Court have given permission for a judicial review of the government’s policy on legal aid funding for inquests. Mrs Justice Andrews recently permitted the challenge against the Lord Chancellor’s guidance on inquest funding, in relation to a case in which Ms Letts’ was originally…

Why families need legal representation at inquests

I am pleased to see the High Court has given permission for a judicial review of the government’s policy on legal aid funding for inquests. Joanna Letts, whose brother Christopher died after being hit by a train in Tooting, South London, in 2013, claims the guidance is flawed and unlawful. The incident happened four days…