Hilary Meredith Solicitors has been officially recognised for its commitment to the armed forces community by the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme.
The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community and align their values with the armed forces covenant.
Hilary Meredith Solicitors was the first UK law firm to sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, a voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces Community. The firm has now been awarded a bronze award from the Ministry of Defence.
Commenting on the award, Hilary Meredith said:
“We are proud to receive this award.
“As an employer who has recruited armed forces veterans, I’ve seen first-hand the unique and valuable insight they bring to armed forces work.
“Through my work with servicemen and women throughout the world, I’ve also witnessed the sacrifices made by our forces and their families all too often. It is important that this sacrifice is acknowledged back on Civvy Street.”
In addition to the legal support it provides to the armed forces community, Hilary Meredith Solicitors supports a number of armed forces charities.
The firm also has a specially adapted wheelchair friendly head office in Wilmslow having worked closely with the Spinal Injuries Association to deliver the most effective design and layout.