Hearing Loss Amongst Our Armed Forces & Veterans

In a report entitled ‘Lost Voices’ published by The Royal British Legion, it is reported that UK veterans under the age of 75 are three and a half times more likely than the general population to suffer with hearing problems. Quite rightly the Legion are calling on the Government to do more to support members…

Arctic Expedition Inquest

CORONER RETURNS NARATIVE VERDICT FOLLOWING INQUEST INTO TRAGIC DEATH DUE TO POLAR BEAR ATTACK DURING CHILDREN’S ARCTIC EXPEDITION Eton College student, Horatio Chapple, tragically died on an expedition to the Norwegian Svalbard Islands in Norway in August 2011 after being mauled to death by a polar bear. Gary Boyd, Partner, Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd is…

Medical Records UK

I met with our medical records collation and pagination company yesterday at their offices in Winchcombe. It’s a fabulous set up with state of the art equipment for paginations, chronologies and summaries of medical notes. We use them for all our multi-track PI cases as well as clinical negligence but uniquely for us they have…

Burdekin lifts British Open Super Series title

Jamie Burdekin, who is sponsored by Hilary Meredith Solicitors,  clinched his latest major wheelchair tennis title on Sunday at Nottingham Tennis Centre after winning the quad doubles at the British Open, the fifth of six Super Series tournaments on the international calendar, partnering American David Wagner. In their first tournament together Burdekin and Wagner dropped…

Failing Grayling

  Chris Grayling’s  Social Action, Responsibility  and Heroism Bill gets its first reading tomorrow – but all this serves to do is to undermine our legal system and the credibility of our judges. Mr Grayling clearly does not understand that unmeritorious claims against employers for accidents at work are turned down by good lawyers, fought…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Annual Quiz

The annual Hilary Meredith Solicitors employees quiz took place on Friday 27th June. The quiz night was hosted by Sam Burbidge and Simon Quinn with questions about Sport & Leisure, Adverts & Slogans, TV & Entertainment, Music, Films and General Knowledge. With five teams entering the competition was fierce with the Dream Team consisting of…

Nottingham man wins legal battle with former employers

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has secured £30,000 for a Nottingham man after his former employers refused to accept they were responsible for the serious and disabling injuries he sustained during the course of his work. David Longden, 49, from Stapleford, worked as a Polisher for C & H Precision Finishers Limited in Sandiacre for three…

We’re Sponsoring the Wilmslow Show!!

It is the Wilmslow Show on Sunday 13th July at Wilmslow High School fields.  They are expecting 8,000 – 10,000 people to attend the day. Hilary Meredith Solicitors have agreed to sponsor the event in conjunction with Silk 106.9 radio and will be on the radio as joint sponsors in the next few weeks, live…

Appeal victory for Hilary Meredith Solicitors

Over 60 claims of noise-induced hearing loss will be heard separately in the local county courts of the claimants, rather than transferred centrally to the High Court, after an important legal victory by Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd. The claims have been brought by military personnel, who alleged to have developed hearing loss either in training,…

Hilary Meredith Addresses Scottish Parliament

Hilary Meredith, CEO of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, addressed the Scottish Parliament last week. Hilary was invited to speak by the Armed Forces Legal Action (AFLA) Group, hosted by Ken Macintosh, MSP for Eastwood. Other speakers included Willie Rennie MSP, Alistair Morris, President of the Scottish Law Society and Janet Hood, Council Member for the Law…

Dressing for the Armed Forces

As Hilary Meredith Solicitors specialise in helping the Armed Forces to secure compensation and our chosen charity this year is Sanctuary for Veterans, it seemed only right that we celebrated Armed Forces Day! Armed Forces Day celebrates the contributions, both past and present, of the men and women currently serving for our country. With this…

Trekking For Charity

On Tuesday 17 June Lynn Bowe-Hooley, Client Services Manager at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, and her husband set out at 10.00am to scale Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Great Britain. Their 4 hour trek took them from Achintee Farm, via Red Burn and Five Finger Gully, and despite temperatures of up to 25 degrees…

Gary Qualifies as Volunteer Caseworker for SSAFA

Gary Boyd, Partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has recently successfully completed the SSAFA Caseworker course at the SSAFA Central Office in London. The course, lasting 4 days, now qualifies Gary to be part of a committed team of volunteers helping to raise awareness about SSAFA’s work in the community. Also taking part in the…

Hilary Meredith-sponsored Jamie Burdekin becomes world champion

Hilary Meredith-sponsored Jamie Burdekin returned home from the Netherlands this week having helped lead Great Britain to the quad title at the 2014 BNP Paribas World Team Cup, the Davis and Fed Cups of wheelchair tennis. It is the second time that 34-year-old Burdekin has helped inspire Great Britain to lift the title after remaining…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors joins Armed Forces Legal Action

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has become a member of Armed Forces Legal Action (AFLA), a nationwide scheme bringing together lawyers from all parts of the United Kingdom to help the men and women who safeguard our country when they themselves need assistance. Commenting on the firm’s membership, CEO Hilary Meredith said: “We are delighted to…

Cut too deep

Sirens should be sounding all over Whitehall today in response to the National Audit Office (NAO) report into the viability of the MOD’s cuts to our regular armed forces  saying they “significantly affect the Army’s ability to achieve its objectives and value for money”.  The report can be found here www.nao.org.uk/report/army-2020/ The head of the…

Blind golfer Billy says G’day Australia!

Congratulations to Billy McAllister, sponsored by Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, who qualified and played in this year’s IBGA World Blind Golf Championship. The 2014 IBGA World Blind Golf Championship took place at the Nelson Bay Golf Club, at Port Stephens NSW, Australia. Over 55 starters, plus caddies, from 14 countries converged on the Port Stephens…