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Our latest news - Hilary Meredith-Beckham shortlisted for Law Society Legal Heroes Award

Updated: Jun 3

Hilary Meredith-Beckham, founder and chair of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Legal Heroes Award.

Legal Heroes are solicitors who have made a demonstrative, lasting and tangible difference to the life or lives of others, their local community or society and brought distinction to the legal profession. 

Nationally, just 19 solicitors have been shortlisted for a Legal Heroes Award in recognition of their exceptional dedication to the lives of others. 

In shortlisting Hilary, the judges have recognised her "groundbreaking work for the armed forces".

Throughout her 40-year legal career, Hilary has successfully challenged the status quo - fighting for the rights of military service personnel, their families and military veterans and striving to achieve equality for women in the law. She has also acted in a range of precedent setting cases, worked closely with Parliamentary Inquiries and Government Ministers and successfully campaigned for changes in the law.


Commenting on being shortlisted for a Legal Heroes Award, Hilary Meredith-Beckham said:

"I am so proud and humbled to be recognised by the Law Society in this way. 

“Through my work with servicemen and women throughout the world, I’ve witnessed the sacrifices made by our forces and their families all too often. It is an honour and a privilege to champion their cause.”

Hilary is currently leading a landmark legal action for 450 service personnel and veterans who were prescribed the controversial anti-malarial drug Lariam and suffered physical and psychological side-effects as a result. The class action has been running for nine years with campaigners describing it as "the new Post Office scandal".


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