SIA Rebuilding Lives After Spinal Cord Injury awards

Clare Stevens and Gary Boyd were proud to attend the prestigious SIA Rebuilding Lives After Spinal Cord Injury awards last night, hosted by the comedian Stephen Mangan. It was an honour to be in the company of such dedicated professionals who make such a valuable contribution to the lives of those affected by injury and…

D-Day

Pause for thought. This morning 70 years ago, June 6th 1944 saw the greatest armada in history launch the allied invasion of Normandy France and the beginning of the end of the Nazi occupation of Europe. A staggering 156,000 British, American and Canadian troops landed and fought up those famous beaches; Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno…

Hilary Meredith in May Issue of Claims magazine

Hilary explains the difference between human rights law, The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the rights of a soldier to bring a legal claim due to negligence in service. Claims magazine May ’14  

Tropical day at Hilary Meredith Solicitors

All the staff at Hilary Meredith Solicitors dressed up in their finest ‘tropical’ outfits last Friday to raise money for their charity of the year, Sanctuary for Veterans. Each person made a donation to the Charity in return for leaving their usual formal work attire at home and arriving at the offices in Wilmslow and…

Grant Evatt and Mark Fielding appear on British Forces News

Grant Evatt and Mark Fielding, partners at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd appeared on British Forces News last night after attending the APIL Military Claims Conference at the Churchill War Rooms in London. British Forces News is BFBS Television’s flagship programme – the Forces’ own ‘window on the world’, transmitted live every weeknight at 1830 CET…

Trophy photos not all that they seem

It is a great shame that Phil Shiner is allowed to continue with these allegations of mistreatment by the British Army. I have discussed the so called “trophy” photos with military personnel. The “thumbs up” sign next to an Iraqi deceased body seems to me not be a trophy sign but merely confirmation that this…

Rob Wood inquest

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd is representing the family of UK soldier, Rob Wood, who died in Afghanistan when a fire engulfed the tent he slept in. Rob, 28, and Dean Hutchinson, 23 died in the blaze at a logistical centre at Camp Bastion in the early hours of 14 February 2011. Mr Wood and Mr…

Action for Brain Injury Week

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited fully supports Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week which takes place from the 12 – 18 May 2014. With cuts to welfare benefits, local authority and NHS budgets continuing to impact on people’s lives, Headway aims to be the voice of brain injury survivors across the UK when it uses ABI…

Off On Holiday?

If you happen to be flying Ryanair to reach your holiday destination this year then be sure to browse through their in-flight magazine to see our new advert – Accident on Holiday and Abroad Ryanair ad

Hilary Meredith in the News

Hilary Meredith Solicitors agrees new £3m facilities with Yorkshire Bank. Articles in: Manchester Evening News, Modern Law Magazine, Legal Futures, North West Business Insider, The Business Desk

Hilary Meredith Solicitors targets further expansion

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd is targeting further expansion after agreeing new facilities with Yorkshire Bank. The firm has secured a £3 million refinancing package with Yorkshire Bank which includes additional working capital to assist with its growth plans. Established in 2003, Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has built a strong reputation as a personal injury specialist…

Blog: The Times

The news in The Times that documents were shredded by lawyers rather than put before the Legal Aid Board is truly shocking. If these documents had have been put before the Legal Aid Board, taxpayers’ money would not have been granted to sue British soldiers. Thankfully, these cases against the British Army on behalf of…

Hilary Meredith Quoted in Mail on Sunday

Hilary met with Mark Nicol last week to discuss the MoD rejection of a sergeant’s sperm bank plea. The article was reported in the Mail on Sunday 13th April 2014. Click here to see the article

MoD tries to make officers scapegoats to avoid responsibility

There was story in the Daily Mail this weekend about senior officers facing jail if men are killed in battle as a result of faulty equipment. I’m not so sure that this is workable.  Ultimately it is the Ministry of Defence, as an employer, who is vicariously responsible for a failure in the duty of…

Blog: Human Rights and the need to protect our country and our soldiers

Vernon Coaker MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, has responded to the Defence Select Committee’s report on ‘UK Armed Forces Personnel and the Legal Framework for Future Operations’, as follows: “We share the Defence Select Committee’s concern about the growing number of legal challenges against UK Service personnel and the Ministry of Defence….

Should we withdraw from Germany?

Lord Dannatt , former Chief of the General Staff has today told the BBC that the MOD should think again before withdrawing all UK forces from its bases in Germany. Since the end of the second world war, thousands of troops and their families have been deployed full time in various bases across the former…

Phil Shiner gives lawyers a bad name

I see from Saturday’s Daily Mail that Phil Shiner’s cases against the British Army on behalf of Iraqi civilians have collapsed. What a waste of our taxpayers’ money, suing our brave troops who are having such a tough time in any event. I sincerely hope Mr Shiner is not paid by the Legal Aid Board…