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Soaring inquest delays are devastating families and jeopardising evidence – we need an urgent plan

The UK’s current coronial system is plagued with delay and is consequently failing to provide adequate support to bereaved families. The outcome of inquest investigations…

By Jennifer Ellis
Op COURAGE – The NHS service supporting veteran’s mental health

The holidays can often be a difficult time for Service personnel who may struggle with their mental health. I wanted to raise awareness about one…

By Phoebe Newell
Op RESTORE – Tailored NHS treatment for veterans with physical injuries

At this time of year, I often think about my clients who may be struggling with their rehabilitation. I wanted to raise awareness about one…

By Phoebe Newell
How Non-Freezing Cold Injuries (NFCI) can impact military personnel far beyond a cold snap

With Christmas just around the corner, the weather is getting colder. For a number of military personnel, this change causes a significant amount of anxiety…

By Cameron Upton
The rise in missed opportunities related to mental health and self harm

At Bolt Burdon Kemp we have noticed a rise in cases and enquiries to the Military Claims team, related to missed opportunities in diagnosing and…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
Remembrance Day and support for veterans

Lest we forget – On Saturday, 11th November 2023, the nation commemorated Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day. As the nation remembers those who…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
Non-Freezing Cold Injury vs Raynaud’s Syndrome

With the temperature dropping across the U.K. as we enter the winter months, it can be a very challenging time for service personnel and veterans…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
The “Warrior Mentality” and the impact on service personnel in accessing medical help

The Military exists in a culture of toughness, where an individual’s strength, resilience and perseverance are rewarded by being promoted through the ranks. This culture…

By Emily White
UK Armed Forces Statistics – Death on training

New statistics reveal that 5% of all deaths in the UK Armed Forces occurred whilst on training and exercise. The statistics published by the MOD…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
British Army resumes AJAX tank production after soldiers lose hearing

A British Army project to develop hundreds of AJAX armoured vehicles is “back on track” after production caused potentially career-ending injuries. The project to build…

By Cameron Upton
Jaysley Beck suicide shows MoD must do more than training to protect women in army

The recent service inquiry report into the death of 19-year-old Jaysley Beck is once again shining a light on unacceptable behaviours and practices within the…

By Gaggan Mawi
Healing the wounds: apology and action for LGBTQ+ veterans

LGBTQ+ veterans were tortured, degraded and sexually abused within the armed forces while it was illegal to be gay in the British military, an independent…

By Elise Carnot
Injured abroad serving in the British Forces, can you still bring a claim?

Due to the nature of the job, many servicemen and women are injured in the course of their employment whilst overseas. Since the UK’s decision…

By Cameron Upton
Olivia Perk's Inquest – Coroner finds opportunities were missed which would have prevented Olivia’s death

The inquest into the death of Olivia Perks concluded in May 2023. At the time of her death, Olivia was training as an Officer Cadet…

By Siobhan Rochford
Sleep, tinnitus and military personnel

The average person sleeps for about a third of their lifetime. Although this may seem excessive, sleep is one of the most vital parts of…

By Emily White
Healing the wounds: seeking justice and support for LGBT+ veterans in the UK military

The Ministry of Defence has come a long way in terms of acceptance and inclusion of the LGBT+ community over the past decades. Homosexuality was…

By Elise Carnot
Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre – bespoke care for veterans

A fantastic new orthopaedic centre has opened in Oswestry onsite at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH). Funded by the Headley Court…

By Victoria Moore
BBK hosts Women in Defence Parliamentary Reception ahead of Armed Forces Day

Last week, Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK) proudly sponsored its first Parliamentary reception supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Defence. We all recognise…

By Ahmed Al-Nahhas
Press release on behalf of the Estate of Olivia Perks and Louise Townsend

The maternal family of Olivia welcome the findings of the Coroner’s Inquest into her tragic and unnecessary death. The last four years have been the hardest…

By Ahmed Al-Nahhas
BBK responds to military rape and sexual assault jurisdiction consultation

Last month, and somewhat under the radar, the Ministry Of Defence (MOD) released their annual figures on sexual offenses committed by those subject to Service…

By Ahmed Al-Nahhas

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