Law firm Hilary Meredith Solicitors has significantly strengthened its Wilmslow and London offices with a range of senior hires and appointments.
The appointments complement an exceptional year for the firm, with Hilary Meredith (pictured) winning the Outstanding Achievement of the Year accolade at the Eclipse Legal Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2017 in Manchester on 29 November.
Sinead Cartwright is returning to the northwest to expand the firm’s head office in Wilmslow after five years in charge in London.
Cartwright, who will join the firm’s main board on her return to the Wilmslow office, deals with a range of high value claims for military personnel.
In a further boost to its Wilmslow office, Hilary Meredith Solicitors has also welcomed Dianne Yates as a partner.
Yates joins from Birchall Blackburn, where she headed up the catastrophic injury team.
With more than 25 years of experience as a personal injury solicitor, Yates specialises in catastrophic injury, predominantly brain injury, spinal injury, polytrauma and amputation. She also has specialist knowledge of industrial diseases, notably asbestos-related conditions.
Also strengthening the Wilmslow team is solicitor Susan Healey, who joins from Coops Law.
Healey will work closely with the firm’s head of clinical negligence, Kris Inskip, former national head of clinical negligence at Slater and Gordon, who joined earlier this year.
Hilary Meredith Solicitors has also strengthened its London office with two senior hires.
Partner Gary Tierney will replace Cartwright as head of the London office.
Tierney joins from Simpson Millar and specialises in complex personal injury claims including military accident claims, multi-track EL/PL, serious RTA and fatal accident claims.
Also joining from Simpson Millar, as a senior associate, is medical negligence specialist Justin Glenister, who is heading up the firm’s Lariam action.
Hilary Meredith Solicitors has been approached by hundreds of British troops who suffered from mental health issues and neuropsychiatric side-effects after being prescribed controversial anti-malaria drug Lariam.
Commenting on the appointments, Hilary Meredith, chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, said: “It is exciting to welcome so many outstanding new people to the firm. I’d particularly like to congratulate Sinead Cartwright whose appointment to our main board is well-deserved.”
Cartwright added: “Since joining Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited I have been privileged to act for some phenomenal clients who have served in the military and to help them move on in their life after resettlement into civilian life.”