‘Why the Long Face’; Hilary Meredith Solicitors are here to help you!

Yes you have probably heard hundreds of jokes like this over the last couple of weeks, some more funny than others; but from a legal perspective and more importantly from a personal injury law perspective, behind all the humour is a serious issue. Product liability is an area of personal injury law where a purchaser…

Golfer overcomes spinal injury to lift trophy

Few players have waited as long as Jamie Donaldson did for their first European Tour win – and even fewer have achieved it after being told their career could be over. Donaldson’s brilliant four-stroke victory in the Irish Open at Royal Portrush last July came in his 255th Tour event and 12 years after he…

MOD ‘loses’ bayonets from training base

A military training centre in Devon has “lost” more than 8,000 pieces of equipment including 115 bayonets since 2008, the BBC has learned. A list revealed that 8,312 items, including 13 dummy hand grenades and 2,860 pieces of cutlery, had been lost from the Lympstone Commando Centre.

The continuing fight against the IED threat in Afghanistan

IEDs, Improvised Explosive Devices, are one of the biggest combat threats to soldiers deploying to Afghanistan. Having spoken to many servicemen injured and family members who have lost someone in this way, I am only too aware of the scale of the threat posed by IEDs.

“Green on Blue” Attacks and so called “Rogues”

I was saddened to learn of the tragic death of a member of 28 Engineer Regiment who was fatally injured by an Afghan Solider in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province, Afghanistan on 7th January 2013. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family. This incident is one of a rising number of so…

Buckle up, urges lawyer

As the inquest of a tragic accident was heard this month, lawyer Hilary Meredith urges drivers to ensure they buckle up when driving. Last week an inquest heard how 22 year old Robert Hyde, known to everyone as Bob, was not wearing a seat belt when the 2006 black Vauxhall Astra he was driving span…

Soldiers’ families get permission to sue MoD over Iraq deaths

Relatives of soldiers killed while patrolling in Snatch Land Rovers have won the right to sue the Government for compensation. Numerous members of the armed forces were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan while patrolling in the Land Rovers, nicknamed ‘mobile coffins’ by squaddies. Families of several servicemen are now claiming damages over the deaths –…

Remembrance Day 2012

As the country wears its poppies with pride for another year, military lawyer Hilary Meredith praises all efforts to keep the memory of our fallen heroes alive: “Remembrance Day is one of great reflection and my heartfelt appreciation goes out to all members of the armed forces, past and present and their families for their…

Be aware of brain and blast injuries

In the current military conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, blast injury is overwhelmingly the most common causes of traumatic brain injury on the battlefield, and the number of brain injuries is on the increase. Blast types: Land mines Rocket-propelled grenades Improvised explosive device

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited take part in Will Aid 2012

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited of Meredith House, 25-27 Water Lane, Wilmslow will be taking part in Will Aid 2012 during November. Will Aid is the UK’s top charity Will-writing scheme. It offers everyone the opportunity to make or update their Will with a professional solicitor, in return for a donation to help people in need…