Personal Invitation to the YOGI Foundation Dinner

Yogi, The Spinal Injuries Holiday Foundation exists to provide grants and support to individuals and families who have suffered a spinal injury, to enable them to go on a family holiday. They are hosting an exclusive private dinner on the 11th November at the Lowry Hotel. During the evening it will be explained how the Yogi…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Raising Awareness

There have been several stories in the news this week that have drawn attention to the significance of recognising and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the armed forces – both acting service personnel and veterans. Paul Wilson – who served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for 10 years – calls for better…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors’ scarecrow could hit the big time!

Hilary Meredith Solicitors’ scarecrow, Ben, is on his way to London to audition for the chance to star on the small screen. Six straw creations from the Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival have been invited by McCain to audition at the Arts Theatre, in the heart of London’s West End. They are amongst thirty scarecrows travelling from…

If They Had Friend Like Ben

Ben, the Hilary Meredith winning scarecrow from the 2013 Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival, has a chance of being a star of the small screen. The Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean, organisers of the annual festival, have been invited by McCain Foods to send a selection of their favourite scarecrows to the first live scarecrow audition being…

Veterans mark the anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem

Seventy years ago, British Paratroopers landed onto Ginkel Health, in the north west of Arnhem, Holland in order to capture key routes and bridges to prevent German advance. Last weekend Paratroopers from Europe and the US have carried out commemorative parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the heroism of the soldiers who fought in…

Invictus Games

Sunday marked the closing of the incredible Invictus Games held in London, which recognised the fantastic sporting achievements and courage of wounded ex-service men and women.  Throughout the 4 days of competition, wounded service men and women represented 13 nations in a variety of different sporting events which was truly inspiring to watch. For many…

Keeping Fit and Getting Involved

The Manchester Young Professionals Netball League new season is now well underway with the first match of the season for Hilary Meredith Solicitors having taken place on the 9th September against Booth Ainsworth Chartered Accountants. Despite Booth Ainsworth taking an early lead the half time score was in the Hilary Meredith team’s favour at 9-6….

Hilary Meredith Solicitors extends sponsorship of wheelchair tennis star

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has extended its sponsorship of Paralympic tennis player Jamie Burdekin as he works towards the Rio Paralympics 2016. A former Marine, Liverpudlian Jamie was seriously injured in car accident in 2000, leaving him wheelchair bound and unable to walk again. After 10 months of rehabilitation at the Southport Spinal Injury Unit…

Charity Fundraising

Once our Charity of the Year has been chosen, the employees at Hilary Meredith Solicitors have great fun deciding on the various fundraising activities that they can become involved with in order to raise as much money as they can during the course of the year. Our chosen Charity this year is Sanctuary for Veterans…

Double standards

I notice the Ministry of Defence is recruiting heavily with a series of TV advertisements. This is hardly surprising since their reorganisation of the armed forces involved the sacking of 20,000 regulars with a target to increase reservists from 19,000 to 30,000. I understand from figures published yesterday in The Telegraph that so far only…

Working At Heights Risk

A worker who was helping to repair the recently fire-ravaged Eastbourne Pier tragically fell to his death. Stephen Penrice was helping to rebuild the structure that was partially destroyed in a fire on July 30th when he fell through a boardwalk onto the beach. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was informed since Stephen, who…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors endorses The British Care Awards

Hilary Meredith Solicitors is delighted to support and endorse The Great British Care Awards – a series of regional events throughout England celebrating excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. Last year there were 9…

Had an Accident Abroad?

We all look forward to our summer holidays or even our winter skiing holidays. However, accidents, injuries and illness can occur whilst you are abroad, through no fault of your own, and all you can think about is wanting to get home. This year at Hilary Meredith Solicitors we’ve seen a marked increase in the…

Whiplash Assessment Reforms

Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has set out new measures to be introduced in October in the latest move to crack down on fraudulent whiplash claims. Fees for medical reports in cases where victims claim to have suffered whiplash injuries are to be drastically reduced and capped at £180 in the belief that medical experts who…

Hilary Meredith writes for Manchester Messenger

Hilary Meredith, CEO of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, features prominently in this month’s Manchester Messenger. Hilary is one of a number of contributors commenting on the controversial issue of inducements in PI work. Says Hilary: “Having spent a long period in hospital myself with meningitis a few years ago, I understand the problems with rehab…

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…