Hilary Meredith Community Ambassador takes on the Warrior Challenge

Andy Reid, community ambassador for Hilary Meredith Solicitors in Wilmslow, will this month cycle 400 miles and kayak 125 miles over 14 days in memory of six soldiers who were killed in an explosion of their Warrior armoured vehicle in Afghanistan in 2012. The Warrior Challenge will be raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity…

Grenfell – criminal investigation must now take precedence

A criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower tragedy is looking into manslaughter charges, it has emerged. Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, who is the former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), revealed prosecutors were currently part of the investigation. He said they would be looking at whether anyone could be charged with manslaughter. There…

Inquest not Public Inquiry should be first step after Grenfell Tower Tragedy

To ensure public confidence that the role of Government has been properly scrutinised, the Prime Minister must allow an inquest into the deaths caused by the Grenfell Tower fire BEFORE any Public Inquiry takes place. Concerns have been raised that a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire could potentially be a “whitewash” as it…

Good luck to Andy Reid on his Warrior Challenge

Andy Reid, community ambassador for Hilary Meredith Solicitors, will this month cycle 400 miles and kayak 125 miles over 14 days in memory of six soldiers who were killed in an explosion of their Warrior armoured vehicle in Afghanistan in 2012. The Warrior Challenge will also be raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity –…

Hilary Meredith receives Freedom of the City of London

Hilary Meredith, Chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has received the Freedom of the City of London. As a solicitor practising within the City of London Square Mile, Hilary read the ‘Declaration of a Freeman’ and signed the Freeman’s Declaration Book, before being presented with the Copy of the Freedom – a parchment document inscribed…

Supporting Broughton House

It is always good to visit our official charity, Broughton House in Salford, and hear of the excellent work they are undertaking on behalf of veterans. Since it opened in 1916 Broughton House has cared for more than 8,000 veterans of our armed forces. The charity has embarked on plans to reopen as a brand…

Terror attack in Manchester

It’s taken me a few days to even consider talking about this shocking event at the Manchester Arena. My heart goes out to all those affected I cannot begin to imagine what parents must be going through. I’ve been to the Manchester Arena for years and my own daughter has been there with her friends…

Manifesto pledge misses the point

Access to justice is one of the key themes in the election manifestos of the main political parties. The Conservative manifesto was launched on Thursday 18 May. In response to a campaign led by the Hillsborough families, they would set up an “independent public advocate, who will act for bereaved families after a public disaster”….

Wythenshawe Safespots

Hilary Meredith Solicitors was delighted to sponsor a table at a fundraiser on Friday the 19th May 2017 at the Lifestyle Centre, Woodhouse Park, to support the Safespots in their first Charity Ball. Wythenshawe Safespots arose from a campaign by survivors of domestic abuse in the area to tackle domestic abuse in the area and…

Hilary Meredith on discussion panel at Military Mind business symposium

Hilary Meredith will be a member of the discussion panel at tomorrow’s Military Mind business symposium, taking place in London. Hosted by Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans, the annual event coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week and will explain how and why some ex-service personnel and reservists develop mental health…

Senior Lecturer in Law and Veterans’ Affairs

I am extremely honoured to receive the position of Senior Lecturer in Law and Veterans’ Affairs from the University of Chester.  I completed my law finals with a commendation from Chester so it is wonderful to be able to give back something back. The University of Chester’s Westminster Centre for Research and Innovation in Veterans’…

Improve road safety for cyclists says Inquiry

The health and safety of British cyclists is being failed by the justice system, an inquiry held by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) has found. The APPCG published the findings from its inquiry into ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ yesterday – concluding that the next government must urgently address the issue of drivers…

Why the Armed Forces Covenant should be at the centre of government

As the first law firm to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, we fully endorse this week’s Defence Committee recommendations to ensure that implementation of the Covenant continues to be driven from the centre of government. The Report recommends the creation of a new Ministerial post within the Cabinet Office with responsibility for the Covenant, along…

Hundreds of other victims in breast surgeon case

Hundreds of patients will seek compensation after a breast surgeon was convicted of carrying out needless operations, reports this morning suggest. Ian Paterson, 59, was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent, relating to nine women and one man in the West Midlands. Paterson, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, was also found guilty of…

Why we must protect Northern Ireland Veterans

Former British soldiers, who served in Northern Ireland up to the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, should be protected by a Statute of Limitations preventing further investigation and prosecution of incidents which occurred between almost 20 and almost 50 years ago. So says the Defence Committee in its report, “Investigations into fatalities in…

General Election means combat immunity e-petition closes on 3 May – sign now!

Just over a week remains to sign Hilary Meredith Solicitors’ e-petition aimed at preventing the Government from widening the scope of combat immunity: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/18938 All petitions now have to close at 00:01am on 3 May. This is because Parliament will be dissolved and all parliamentary business – including petitions – must stop until after the…

Hilary Meredith Solicitors goes into bat with Lancashire cricketer

Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has been announced as Lancashire cricketer Tom Bailey’s new bat sponsor. Tom, a graduate of Lancashire’s Academy and Scholarship programmes,  made his first-class and County Championship debut in the closing stages of the 2012 season.  He has since become a vital member of the team in all forms of the game….

Flawed SAS investigation is a national disgrace

A multi-million-pound investigation into claims that the SAS covered up war crimes failed to find any evidence. Detectives launched the probe – which cost £6 million, according to defence sources – after being tipped off that SAS soldiers had doctored official reports and used fake photographs in an attempt to hide civilian deaths in Afghanistan….