Rhicha Kapila

Rhicha is head of the firm’s Military department and a partner at Bolt Burdon Kemp.

Over the years, Rhicha has successfully represented hundreds of employees injured in the course of their employment. She has a solid claimant background in both trade union and private client work.

She is experienced in bringing claims against the Ministry of Defence involving, Non Freezing Cold injuries (NFCI), Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), training incidents/defective work equipment (including Snatch Land Rover vehicles), and in military medical negligence for the delay in diagnosing and treating serious health conditions such as tuberculosis and complex chronic compartment syndrome.

Rhicha is a strong negotiator and fights to obtain maximum damages for all her clients as well as ensuring they receive the best rehabilitation required to re-build and shape their lives after injury.

She also volunteers to support charities such as Defence Medical Welfare Services (DMWS), Myeloma UK and other charities with whose aims she is in sympathy.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Forces Law
  • Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the Bolt Burdon Kemp team, especially Rhicha who took on my challenging case. You Rhicha have always been professional, understanding, diligent and mindful at all times


  • “...thank you for the outstanding work you did for me. Words cannot give my appreciation justice. You were superbly efficient and professional. Your foresight on all matters on my case was truly remarkable. I owe the success and victory of my case to your dedication and perseverance...”

    Ex Rifleman L

  • Just want to say a big thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this case for me. I probably wasn't this easiest person to work with due to being away etc and again I thank you for your patience. Its been a pleasure and I'm very happy that I was pointed in the direction of Bolt Burdon Kemp.

    Military Claims Client

  • “I would like to give a massive thank you to Rhicha Kapila, Charlotte Norton who throughout my claim were absolutely fantastic! From start to finish I was fully informed and totally cared for. I would (and have) recommend Bolt Burden Kemp to anyone requiring legal help.”

    Anonymous Military Negligence