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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
New figures reveal a 43% rise in military sexual offences

New figures published by the MOD show a 43% increase in military sexual offence investigations in the last year, with the number of investigations increasing…

By Claire Withey
What can I do if I am not happy with the solicitor acting in my…

It can be a difficult decision to take the step of instructing a solicitor and pursuing a claim in any situation. This is particularly true…

By Hannah Swarbrick
Wigston’s response to inappropriate behaviour in the Red Arrows

This week, Air Chief Marshall Sir Mike Wigston told a defence select committee hearing that he was “appalled” by inappropriate behaviour in the Red Arrows…

By Gaggan Mawi
How to prevent a head injury this ski season

As we enter the winter season, I’m sure many of you reading this are getting yourselves ready for a ski trip. I am fortunate enough…

By Siobhan Rochford
Olivia Perks Inquest

I have the privilege of acting for and representing the maternal family of Olivia Perks.  At the time of her death, Olivia was training as…

By Victoria Sedgwick
Shocking figures on sexual assault in the military

Over the past month we have seen several reports revealing alarming numbers of sexual assault in the Armed Forces. According to figures, one in ten…

By Siobhan Rochford
Loss of a loved one in service

When someone passes away due to negligence there are a number of different claims that can be brought depending on the situation. I will be…

By Victoria Sedgwick
Bullying, harassment and sexual assault in the Red Arrows

The RAF is reeling from embarrassing revelations today that more than 40 personnel, including young female recruits, have provided evidence of alleged toxic behaviour in…

By Ahmed Al-Nahhas
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