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…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors expands military department with key Partner appointment

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in October, has appointed military specialist Grant Evatt as a partner.   Grant will be based in the firm’s London office and joins Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd from Blake Lapthorn.  He advises on a wide range of personal injury claims, with a particular expertise and interest…

How dangerous is military training?

On 1 August 2013, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a documentary called ‘Death in the Brecon Beacons’, with Adam Fleming investigating whether deaths during military training can be avoided. In July, three members of the Territorial Army died after attempting a special forces selection course in the Brecon Beacons on one of the hottest days of…

MOD must act responsibly

I don’t think anyone reading about the deaths of two experienced reservists on Saturday 13th July 2013 could fail to be shocked. Many of us have been struggling with the recent heat wave but the six soldiers here were expected to participate in an intensive and gruelling Special Forces Aptitude Test in blistering 28°C heat.