Military Law

Whether you’ve been summoned to appear before a court-martial for alleged criminal offences, you wish to make a personal injury claim or you’re planning to get your financial affairs in order, our specialist solicitors can help.

If you are in the military, are a veteran, or if your loved ones serve in the armed forces, and you wish to seek legal advice, contact DPP’s military law solicitors today on 0333 200 5859.

DPP Law can handle matters relating to:

  • AGAI67
  • Courts martial
  • Summary hearings & trials
  • Civilian criminal matters
  • Military police interviews by the Special Investigation Branch or the Royal Military Police
  • Service administration and disciplinary issues
  • Divorce, separation, financial settlements & child arrangement orders involving members of the armed forces

Along with the above, we can provide legal advice on:

Types of military claims

It is a common misconception that any injury or fatality that has been suffered by a member of the armed forces during live combat cannot be claimed for. This is because, in many cases, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is able to claim “Combat Immunity”.

This term refers to occasions where the Ministry may be absolved of blame when a member of personnel is injured or killed in the heat of battle – as a result of a mistake or enemy fire – despite having been correctly instructed and prepared.

However, the MoD can only claim Combat Immunity if they can prove that their soldiers were properly equipped and trained at the time of the incident. There must also be clear evidence of proper planning on their part prior to the combat in question.

As well as accidents and injuries occurring in combat, members of the armed forces may also claim for injuries or illnesses incurred in training or during manoeuvres if there is evidence of inadequate protection or preparation.

Negative side effects from immunisations – such as the anti-malaria drug Lariam – can also be the subject of military claims. The physical and mental ailments suffered by service personnel who have been negatively affected by this medication can be severe.

Oftentimes, legal matters relating to civilian cases – including criminal law, personal injury law and probate – are not applicable to members of the armed forces, so it is vital that the solicitors you use have a background in military law in the UK.

How our military law solicitors can help you

The military solicitors at DPP Law have more than 30 years’ worth of experience in successfully defending clients accused of offences in a variety of specialist areas. 

We have also represented members of the armed forces throughout personal injury claims procedures and provided expert advice and assistance regarding military wills and probate.

Our legal specialists regularly interact with the military police regarding our clients’ cases, and we have lengthy experience of Army General Administrative Instruction (AGAI67) legislation.

We are able to advise members of the armed forces on matters related to wills and probate, personal injury, criminal law and plenty more besides.

Our practices are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Furthermore, we are listed within the Legal 500 and are proud to be known as one of the leading legal firms in the UK.

We know that navigating a legal case can be emotionally stressful and time-consuming. For this reason, our solicitors work closely and sensitively with every client, providing them with all the help and support that we can.

It is also understandable that many members of the armed forces are hesitant to make a claim against the Ministry of Defence. However, if you or a loved one are harmed as a result of malpractice on the part of MoD, you should automatically have a right to compensation.

Your career should never be negatively affected by any claim you have made.

Contact DPP Law

If you or a loved one have developed PTSD, suffered an injury or illness that should have been avoided, been accused of an offence, or simply wish to get your financial affairs in order while in the military, get in touch today.

For a free consultation or to hear more about our full range of legal services, simply contact DPP Law and inform us of your situation. We will discuss all matters with you totally confidentially.

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