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APIL Officer - Grant Evatt

The staff report to an executive committee of elected APIL members, which is led by a team of officers comprising the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Executive committee members work on a voluntary basis, tirelessly striving to achieve APIL’s objectives for the benefit of injured people.

The executive committee meets on a regular basis, usually between six to eight times annually. The dates for 2018 are as follows:
EC meetings
Thursday 18 January 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 15 March 10:30am – 3:30pm
M/T/W 16/17/18 April Annual conference EC/SIG/REG
Thursday 17 May 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 12 July 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 20 September 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 8 November 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 13 December 10.30am – 3.30pm

Grant Evatt


Role: Officer


Further details for Grant Evatt are displayed below.

Grant is a Director of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd.

He has been a member of APIL since August 2001, is a regular at APIL conference and events and is a big supporter of the organisation and its membership.

An APIL Senior Litigator and 10 year member of the Law Society PI Panel, Grant has been the Coordinator of the APIL Military SIG since being elected in January 2009 and has created a very successful annual Military Conference. Grant is involved in lobbying MP’s and the MoD on Veterans issues and would continue do so as a member of the Executive Committee.

He advises on a wide range of personal injury claims, with a particular expertise and interest in serious work accident claims and those involving members of the Armed Forces. His unique expertise in military claims results from his service with the army, notably 29 Commando Regiment where he was a qualified diver, parachutist, platoon weapons instructor, military skiing instructor and he was both arctic and jungle warfare trained. Injury brought his military career to a premature end. After 1 year working as a deep sea diver in Hong Kong, Grant enrolled as a mature student at Bournemouth University graduating with an LLB (Hons) in Business Law. He did the LPC at the College of Law Guildford and qualified as a Solicitor in 2002. He joined Hilary Meredith Solicitors in September 2013 as a Partner in their London office. In January 2015 Grant was appointed to the Board of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited.

Grant is a volunteer case worker with Test Valley Hampshire SSAFA, the service family charity, and he provides support to the Armed Forces and Veterans community.

  • attend the following meetings each year
    -  seven EC meetings which usually last a full day
    -   APIL’s annual general meeting and where necessary, other annual conferences
    -   EC meeting with SIG/regional group co-ordinators and secretaries (a full day)
    (Members of the EC are asked to achieve a 75% attendance rate throughout the year)
  • attend and actively support EC sub-committees and policy working groups, which meet at various times of the year
  • act as an EC liaison with a specified APIL special interest group and attend meetings, whenever possible
  • contribute to the preparation of APIL responses to consultation papers
  • attend regional group meetings.

Shareholdings/directorships/partners or otherwise engaged in the management or control of claims management services, medical agencies and other organisations related to providing a service to the injured person, or in the field of personal injury.

Director of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited

Consultancies related to providing a service to the injured person, or in the field of personal injury.


Political organisations/societies/pressure groups/charities/trade unions.


  1. APIL members may stand for election for the following:
    • Executive Committee (officers and additional officers)
    • Special Interest Group Co-ordinators
    • Special Interest Group Secretaries
    • Regional Group Co-ordinators
    • Regional Group Secretaries
  2. Nominations shall be put forward to the APIL office at the appropriate time on the required form.
  3. Each APIL member (fully paid up and eligible to vote) may nominate – one candidate and/or second one candidate, in each election.
  4. APIL’s secretary will not nominate or second candidates, but will remain eligible to vote.
  5. An APIL member becomes a candidate as soon as he/she is nominated to stand in an election.
  6. Candidates will be asked to submit to the APIL office up to 300 words, including biographical details, in support of their candidature. APIL's chief executive shall have the power to edit or refuse to accept unlawful or factually incorrect details.
  7. The details of all candidates will be circulated together, by the APIL office, to either the full membership (for EC elections) or to the relevant membership sections (for SIG and Regional Group elections).
  8. No additional written material, or electronic communications may be circulated and/or distributed by, and/or in support of, a candidate in any election.
  9. If additional material is found to be in circulation or, direct or indirect canvassing identified, APIL's Executive Committee reserves the right to withdraw the candidate from the elections.
  10. Canvassing of any nature is not permitted by members who may be nominated for APIL's Annual Awards.

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