Ahmed Al-Nahhas

Ahmed is a Partner in our military team. Since joining Bolt Burdon Kemp in 2011 he has developed a strong practice in workplace claims and has led the development of our work on bullying and discrimination cases for members of the armed forces.

A keen negotiator, he achieves the best possible outcome for his clients, whether that means a valuable pre-action settlement or a fight for compensation at court.

Ahmed specialises in defending the rights of service personnel in the workplace against poor conditions, discrimination and harassment. He represents claimants in the employment tribunal and the civil courts who have suffered from stress and depression as a result.

He also manages high value personal injury and clinical negligence claims, often involving serious accidents suffered during training, or through failures to treat and rehabilitate. He ensures that all his clients are seen at an early stage by the right medical experts, so that their injuries can be fully investigated, an assessment made of their future needs, and a strategy agreed for the successful progression of their claims.

In addition to acting for service personnel, Ahmed represents consultants in the close protection, maritime security and other off-shore industries who have suffered accidents at work as a result of faulty equipment or poor training. He works closely with a number of medical and employment experts in these fields. He knows that this expertise is essential in assessing the financial and personal losses that can result from injuries to these highly trained personnel.

Media contributions and commentary

Ahmed’s article in the Solicitor’s Journal on PTSD claims and the Chilcot Report

Interview as part of an article addressing the worrying rise of sexual harassment in the Army

Reported cases

  • Adam Broni, Simon Woof and Raphael Barbour v Ministry of Defence [2015] EWHC 66 (QB)
  • Billett v Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 3060 (QB)
  • Davidson v Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Ltd & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 1586
  • Billett v MoD [2015] EWCA Civ 773 (COA)

Professional memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • Forces Law (Vice Chair 2016)
  • AvMA
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely, for all your hard work, guidance and support throughout the past three years. You were always there to listen and to reassure; open to discussion and where necessary, to guide me in the right direction.”  

    Former Corporal, Royal Marines Police Troop

  • I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Ahmed and all of the team involved in my case as it was their hard work and sensitive handling of my case that lead to this success.

    Medical Officer, RN

  • “Words can never explain how grateful my wife and I have been, are and will be Ahmed for guiding us through a very long, stressful and at times trying case”.

    Sgt, Royal Logistics Corps

  • You Ahmed have always been professional, meticulous, understanding, adaptable and really gone up and above in all aspect of our case and customer care. Not once during your representation have we had to worry or question your ability, directions, guidance or choice of experts or legal representation, which alleviates some of the worry and burden that litigation brings.

    Sgt RLC Military claims client

  • Thanks again for your efforts on my behalf Ahmed. You have changed my life and revitalised my hope for my long-term future.

    Former Sapper, Royal Engineers

  • “Throughout this time you have been professional, approachable and a voice of honesty and reassurance, putting my mind at rest that my case was being handled by the best person for the job.”

    Former Sergeant, Royal Artillery

  • On a more personal note, I wanted to express to you my deepest and warmest thank you for what has been an exceptional outcome and unwavering job well done. It is always a pleasure to work with and align with individuals that hold a similar set of values and determination to see something through. Your support and mentorship over the past years has been second to none and demonstrates a morale justice that extends beyond business. I would also like to forward that sentiment to your team who have supported you and I throughout.

    Former Royal Marine Aircrewman