PI Gateway in Modern Claims Magazine

Four leading personal injury (PI) lawyers have joined forces to launch Pi Gateway, a new organisation aimed at helping PI firms in England and Wales make a clean and managed exit from the market. David Bott from Bott & Co, Martin Coyne from Ralli Solicitors, Hilary Meredith from Hilary Meredith Solicitors and James Maxey from Express Solicitors form…

Marine A – my thoughts

By Hilary Meredith.. As a lawyer specialising in military law I understand more than most the intricacies of Human Rights on the battlefield, it’s a complex area of law. I am also in sympathy with those supporting Marine A and the incredibly difficult task we place on our armed forces. Adrenalin is running high and…

Pull up a Sandbag

Remembrance or Armistice Day, a time of mourning and reflection across the UK and Commonwealth nations is upon us next week.  Historically 11th November marked the official end of the First World War and the day is observed with parades, and silence, across the world in honour of the final sacrifice given by millions of…

Festival of Remembrance – honoured to be invited

I am honoured to have been invited by the Royal British Legion to attend the Festival of Remembrance held on Saturday night at the Royal Albert Hall.  Having attended once before in 2003, I was humbled and at the same time filled with patriotism and awe for all those who have served in all wars…

Paralympian thanks Hilary Meredith Solicitors in new video

Jamie Burdekin, the Paralympic tennis player sponsored by Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has released a new “Day In The Life” video. Available at https://youtu.be/7C3LbtPUcsw the video includes footage of Jamie meeting with Hilary Meredith and Stevie Tatton as well as training and fitness sessions. In the video, Jamie thanks Hilary Meredith Solicitors for helping him…

Success for team Hilary Meredith at Stoke Mandeville

Team Hilary Meredith attended the Spinal Injuries Experience at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on the 30th October 2013 to raise funds and awareness for the Spinal Injuries Association. The team, consisting of employees Hannah Ashcroft, Samantha Burbidge, Georgia Hammond, Josh Spence and Melanie Wain along with Andy Wharton whom the firm sponsor, were one of six…

‘Remember, Remember’ the Hilary Meredith Solicitors Bonfire Night Checklist

 Before Consider how many people you will need at the event and how experienced they are. Delegate specific tasks for both planning and on the day depending on their skill set and availability. Keep in mind the type of fireworks planned and look for any obstructions overhead – cables, trees etc. Clear all long grass….

PI Gateway is launched

We are thrilled to be one of four firms behind the launch of Pi Gateway, a new organisation aimed at helping PI firms in England and Wales make a clean and managed exit from the market. Pi Gateway will sympathetically assist Pi firms wishing to make a strategic exit from the market.  The reason for…

Team from Hilary Meredith Solicitors to take part in Stoke Mandeville Experience

Best of luck to the Hilary Meredith team taking part in this year’s Stoke Mandeville Experience, SIA’s brand new challenge event in partnership with WheelPower which is taking place on 30 October. Our team of six will be taking part in four Paralympic sporting events, including Wheelchair Basketball and Hand-cycling. The Stoke Mandeville Experience celebrates…

MoJ has scrapped the proposed increase in the small claims limit

By Hilary Meredith: The Ministry of Justice has confirmed there is to be no increase in the small claims court limit. This is welcome news indeed – by leaving the small claims limit alone common sense has prevailed.  It is right decision for accident victims. Thankfully, insurers have failed to convince the government that a…

Mother’s musings..

Following our popular blog about our lovely receptionist Elsie – who is my mother – we’re delighted to announce the first of ‘Mother’s Musings’ that will be regularly posted here on our blog! Elsie has a fantastic sense of humour, and given her first musings, at least she knows a good claims lawyer hey! Enjoy…

Working With Mum, By CEO Hilary Meredith

When I first set up on my own there were only 3 of us and I couldn’t afford a receptionist so my mum agreed to help out. Now 10 years on she is still on our reception – at the age of 84. She drives to work every Friday and is the highest paid part…

Uncovering Military Mistakes

Hilary Meredith explains how she has been battling for more transparency from the Ministry of Defence when dealing with claims for more than 25 years   Uncovering Military Mistakes

Heatstroke Death of Private Jason Smith

The second inquest into the death of TA soldier Private Jason Smith aged 32, who died in Iraq in 2003 has been taking place this week.  The inquest was told that Smith collapsed and died of heatstroke at the abandoned athletics stadium where Smith and his unit were operating in temperatures exceeding 50C. His commanding…

Relief for claimant solicitors: Sanderson or Bullock orders ARE available in resolving the ever-important issue of costs

Issuing court proceedings can generate a dilemma for Claimants and their solicitors where there are multiple Defendants and liability is in dispute.  A balance must be struck between pursuing blameless Defendants and risk being penalised with a costs order yet ensuring all those potentially liable are party to proceedings to avoid a reduction in damages…

Serious injuries at school are not child’s play

The Shadow Education Minister has criticised the ‘compensation culture’ in UK schools; are her comments fair on the injured children and their parents? A recent BBC News article reveals that over £800,000 has been paid out to children who have been injured in schools in Wales; a statistic which has drawn criticism from the Conservative…