Hilary Meredith Solicitors has appointed military specialist Grant Evatt as a partner.
Evatt, who will be based in the firm’s London office, joins from Blake Lapthorn and advises on a wide range of personal injury claims, with a particular expertise those involving members of the Armed Forces.
Grant, himself a former commando, qualified Platoon weapon’s instructor, military skiing instructor, parachutist and diver, served in the forces for 10 years before a knee injury brought his military career to a premature end.
He has senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and is the co-ordinator of APIL's Military Special Interest Group. He is also an Honorary Legal Adviser to forces charity SSAFA.
Grant, who was shortlisted in the Outstanding Case of the Year category at the 2012 Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards for work in SG v Hewitt at the Court of Appeal, said that it was an easy decision to join the firm.
“Hilary and I share the very same honest values and strong desire to achieve justice for the injured and disabled in our communities. I can't wait to make a start,” he said.