Military Inquests

Military Inquests

Military Inquests

  • At Hilary Meredith Inquest Solicitors we have extensive experience in supporting and representing military families at Inquests.
  • We will use this experience that we have gained over 25 years to meet the specific challenges that Military Inquests present.
  • We understand that Military Inquest process can be a daunting experience but finding out what has happened to a loved one who you believe may have died unnecessarily – perhaps in friendly fire or due to inadequate equipment- is an important part of the grieving process.
  • We recognise that the information required with the details of how someone has died may be difficult to obtain, leaving grieving families struggling. We will apply our expertise in a sensitive and compassionate way to ensure that we obtain the necessary details.
  • We can help obtain important documentation, including witness statements, make representations to the Coroner as to the depth of the inquiry and encourage the Coroner to make recommendations to the Ministry of Defence to prevent similar tragedies occurring in the future.
  • We recognise that Military Inquests need special consideration where Rules of Engagement or the involvement of a Foreign State need to be considered.
  • We will work with Counsel experienced in military work.
  • Military inquests can attract significant media interest and the team at Hilary Meredith Inquest Solicitors is very experienced in handling press enquiries and can provide support and reassurance to you at this time.