Clare Stevens in the Press

Clare Stevens, Board Director at Hilary Meredith Solicitors, represents thousands of soldiers and their families, including the father of Corporal James Dunsby – one of the three SAS trainees who died from heat exhaustion on an endurance march in the Welsh Brecon Beacons She said, “The Ministry of Defence repeatedly says it learns the lessons and then…

Neglect ruling in Brecon Beacons Inquest – Our response

The inquest into the deaths of 3 Army reservists closed yesterday with Louise Hunt, HM Coroner ruling that James Dunsby, Craig Roberts and Eddie Maher, died as a result of neglect. Throughout the inquest Clare Stevens, Director at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has represented David Dunsby, father of Cpl James Dunsby. On 13th July 2013…

Motorbike Accident Claims

The motorbike season is in full swing with the numbers of motorbike road users traditionally peaking between April and September. While motorbikes represent only 1% of traffic, they account for 19% of deaths on Britain’s roads, and 339 motorbike users were killed in reported road accidents during 2014.  Although the annual amount of fatalities has…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors in the News

In a rare move, a barrister has been allowed to finish her pupillage at a personal injury law firm. Henrietta Hughes is set to become the first in-house counsel at Cheshire and London law firm Hilary Meredith Solicitors when her pupillage ends in August. Read more …. https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/barrister-finishes-pupillage-at-personal-injury-solicitors

Real damages for real people

A major news organisation has at long last highlighted the stark reality of how much the life of a loved one is worth so much less than the hurt feelings of a celebrity. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33325688 Tom Heyden writing in this mornings BBC News Magazine reports on comments made by Simon Fox the Chief Executive of Trinity…

Paddling For Headway

With the Wirral Dragon Boat Festival back for its fourth year, Hilary Meredith Solicitors have registered a boat to compete for the trophy in eagerly fought dragon races on the West Kirby Marine Lake. The festival is in aid of Headway Wirral, a worthwhile local charity that works to improve life after brain injury. They…

Salisbury Plain and military training

I have been acting on behalf of members of the armed forces and their families for over 27 years. The realistic and sad fact is that more injuries occur on manoeuvres whilst practising for war than on the actual battlefield. Military manoeuvres have to be realistic and prepare men and women for the realities of…

Board Appointment at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Finance Director Phil Matthews to the Main Board.  Phil, who joined Hilary Meredith Solicitors in 2014 from Poole Alcock Solicitors, takes his place as a Director with immediate effect.   Earlier this year, Hilary Meredith Solicitors further strengthened its Main Board with…

Brecon Beacons Inquest

The inquest into the deaths of three SAS reservists in the Brecon Beacons will bring ‘the full facts to light’, according to coroner Louise Hunt. The inquest is examining the deaths of Lance Corporal Edward Maher, Lance Corporal Craig Roberts and Corporal James Dunsby during a training exercise on Pen y Fan on the Brecon…

Are NHS Staff Vetting Procedures Bad For Our Health?

Victorino Chua, the infamous Stepping Hill Hospital Nurse, was finally convicted on Monday 18th May 2015 of murdering 2 patients and poisoning 19 others with insulin overdoses. He was given a mandatory life sentence and was told that he must serve a minimum of 35 years imprisonment for these despicable acts, committed back in June/July…

The Poppy Ball Garden Party at Garrard Royal Jewellers

I attended the Poppy Ball garden party last night held at Garrard, the royal jewellers in aid of the Royal British Legion. We were given a wonderful talk on the founding of the jewelers. This was in 1735 when they received a commission from the then Prince of Wales and today it still remains the…

Pancake the duckling!

At the Meredith household we have a crazy family of ducks who return each year. The mother duck (lovingly named ‘Hop-a-long’ due to her limp) chose to nest in my hanging basket of all places, high up and safe from foxes. Protective of her nest, she tried to bite you if you went anywhere near…

Are We Safe To Travel?

When booking a holiday we all expect our accommodation to be safe and to have been checked out by the tour operator that we are travelling with. However, the deaths of Robert and Christianne Shepherd in 2006 from carbon monoxide poisoning in their holiday bungalow in Corfu has shown that this is not always the…

Cycling Success for Gary Boyd

Gary Boyd, Partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited has successfully completed a 346 kilometre charity cycle challenge from London to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam to raise funds for the Spinal Injuries Association. The 3 day challenge started in Tunbridge Wells with the group cycling through the Kent countryside to catch a ferry from Dover…

Go Gary!

Gary Boyd, Partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors, is currently raising funds for the Spinal Injuries Association in a sponsored bike ride from London to Amsterdam! Everyone at Hilary Meredith Solicitors is supporting Gary and urging him on. His JustGiving page is here: https://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Gary-Boyd2 Good luck Gary! Hilary Meredith

Crucial research into bomb blast injuries

I was privileged yesterday to view the crucial research being undertaken by the team at Imperial College London and funded by the Royal British Legion in to the effects of bomb blast injuries to the human body. The aim of the research is not only to gather a better understanding of the effects of bomb…

Gove in, Grayling out

I see Michael Gove is the new Justice Minister with a mandate to stamp out the Human Rights Act in 100 days. As Catrin Griffiths says in The Lawyer Magazine today Gove is a controversial but heavyweight politician. David Cameron’s decision to put him in charge of the Ministry of Justice shows that he needs…

WILL AID – MAKING A WILL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Throughout the month of November 2014 Hilary Meredith Solicitors again took part in Will Aid, the UKs top charity Will-writing scheme to help improve the lives of many individuals, groups and communities in the UK and throughout the world. In the three years that Hilary Meredith Solicitors have been taking part in the National Will…

Troubling reporting

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph, (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/northernireland/11566363/Army-general-sued-over-1973-loyalist-murder.html) states that a senior General is being sued by a widow of a Catholic man killed by loyalists at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. General Sir Frank Kitson, who is now 88, is accused of knowingly allowing loyalist groups to conduct criminal actions during…