Grant Evatt – Founder and Managing Director
Grant, a former British Army Commando, is an accredited personal injury solicitor and an authority in military claims.
He has worked at some of the most distinguished law firms in the UK. He started out as a Paralegal, then Trainee Solicitor, honing his craft and rising through the ranks to become a Partner and a Director of a specialist firm in London before setting up in business as Alma Law in 2017. He spent six years as the Coordinator of the APIL Military Special Interest group and is a former elected member of the APIL Executive Committee.
Grant is a knowledgeable, well-connected and experienced, creative-thinking lawyer. He has won £millions for his injured clients and is much-liked and respected by them, and his peers, for his exceptional client care and dedication to their cause. In August 2012 he enjoyed success at the Court of Appeal in the widely reported child brain injury case of SG v Hewitt which was runner-up in the ‘Outstanding Case of the Year’ category at the prestigious Eclipse Personal Injury Awards.
Before the law, Grant enlisted in the British Army straight from school aged just 16. After a compulsory 12-months of leadership training at the Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Artillery he volunteered for Commando Forces. At a fresh faced 18 years of age, Grant passed the All Arms Commando Course at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines and was posted to 8 (Alma) Commando Battery of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery in Plymouth where, for the next decade, he was trained to become an Arctic and Jungle Warfare specialist; military skiing instructor; artillery surveyor; military parachutist; combat driver; combat medic; diver and Platoon Weapons Instructor.
A sports injury caused him to prematurely end his much-loved military career and, after a year working as a Deep-Sea Diver on the multi-billion dollar project to build the new Hong Kong International Airport, Grant returned to the UK to embark on a less physically hazardous career in the law. An LLB (Hons) degree in Business Law and Law College was to follow and Grant was admitted as a fully fledged Solicitor in November 2002. Grant has also served as a Commissioned Officer in the Army Reserves.
He lives in the Test Valley, Hampshire.
Alison Hunter – Office Manager
Alison is a graduate of the University of Brighton and a successful businesswoman in her own right. She is the resourceful half of Alma Laws’ creative partnership.
Monty is the youngest member of Alma Law. His responsibilities include wagging his tail, keeping your feet warm and sleeping. He looks forward to seeing you.