Hilary Meredith Solicitors becomes first law firm to sign Armed Forces Covenant
Law firm Hilary Meredith Solicitors has reinforced its commitment to the military community by being the first law firm to sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, a voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations.
A Corporate Covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the Armed Forces Community. By signing the covenant Hilary Meredith Solicitors has vowed to uphold the covenant’s key principles; that no member of the armed forces should face disadvantage compared to any other citizen, and acknowledges that in some circumstances, special treatment should be afforded, particularly for the injured or bereaved.
The firm is also introducing a number of measures and initiatives to further support reserve personnel, veterans and their families, including flexibility in granting leave for service spouses, supporting employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces and offering discounts to members of the Armed Forces community via [free legal consultations? Reduced legal fees?].
Hilary Meredith, CEO explains:
“We are delighted to pledge our commitment to the UK Armed Forces through the Corporate Covenant. As a lawyer deeply involved in military work I have witnessed the sacrifices made by our forces and their families all too often and it is important that this sacrifice is acknowledged back on Civvy Street.
“The Corporate Covenant is a great idea and helps recognise the important contribution of personnel both to the civilian workplace and national security.
“Whilst we already heavily support the armed forces, we are glad to be able to formalise our support to the community by signing the covenant and committing to a long standing special relationship with serving and veteran personnel, as well as their loved ones.”
In October 2018 Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited became the first personal injury law firm in the North West to be awarded the Bronze Award under the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. Hilary Meredith said “I am especially proud to have received this award”.