Military

We understand that serving military personnel and their families give their lives to the Armed Forces. It’s more than just a job, it’s a way of life. We respect the contribution that you make and we’re here to support you.

The legal issues that arise in the Armed Forces are very often unique from those that arise for civilians. You need lawyers who have that unique experience and knowledge to guide you through any legal matters that might arise whilst serving or as a veteran.

How can we help?

We have a dedicated team of experts who have a wealth of experience in dealing with the intricate and specialist issues that arise for many of our serving personnel and veterans.

If you’ve been injured whilst serving, whether on tour or not, if you are having to deal with the threat of a Court Martial, if you are experiencing problems in the workplace or if, sadly, your family is struggling with marital breakdown, we are here to help you through.

We are proud to offer a 10% discount on our legal fees to all military serving personnel as well as those that are members of the Defence Discount Scheme.

Our Sector expertise includes:

Personal injury – Advising on AFCS claims and pursing claims on behalf of service personnel and their families in relation to all manner of injury claims, both physical and mental, ranging from non freezing Cold Injuries (NFCI) and Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) through to amputation, PTSD and road traffic accidents (both military and off service).

Crime – Representing and advising clients from the outset through to the Court hearing itself in respect of the full range of criminal matters as well as in respect of Court Martials both in the UK and abroad.

Employment – A full spectrum of advice in relation to service complaints (for both complainant and respondent), disciplinary/administrative action, medical boarding and discharge matters, pay, ROIs and FOIs and bullying and harassment complaints.

Family law – Advice on a full range of family matters including complex cases involving the various Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Pension Schemes.

Domestic property - Did you know there's a Help to Buy Scheme operated by the MOD whereby military personnel get an interest free loan to buy a home? We have acted for many service personnel in the past.

Dispute resolution – Assistance and advice in relation to various disputes, including non-payment of military pensions and professional negligence arising from advice given by the MOD to service personnel.

Wills, estates, tax and trusts – Advise on everything from creating a will to managing trusts and tax planning.

Clinical negligence - Acting on behalf of clients (or their relatives) who have been injured through negligent medical treatment whether by the MOD or otherwise.

Landlord and Tenant - Assisting landlords and tenants in bringing possession claims and defending claims for disrepair, also acting in bringing or defending claims for failure to protect deposits.

Why choose us?

Known and respected by military personnel and, as a Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire and Humber based law firm, surrounded by numerous Forces bases and committed to the Armed Forces community, you need look no further for all of your legal needs.

We are committed, as a firm, to support the Armed Forces community. That’s why we have given our pledge through the Armed Forces Covenant and why we are a member of Forces Law.

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Criminal Defence & Regulatory

Facing criminal charges or being subject of a criminal investigation can be a worrying time. Our criminal lawyers offer a discreet and professional service on a range of criminal offences.

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Employment Law & HR Advice

We advise businesses of all sizes, including national businesses who are based in our immediate area and beyond. Our team of expert lawyers have over 50 years' experience in dealing with employment matters and are committed to providing cost effective advice.

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Family, Children & Divorce

In the event of a relationship breakdown our family law solicitors can help you with divorce, separation and child care issues. We can provide you with a variety of solutions for resolving your problems, including family mediation, collaborative law, divorce and a fixed fee divorce.

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Landlord & Tenant

If you're a landlord and are experiencing problems with your lets and tenants, our specialist legal team can help. We can advise you on areas such as: Preparing tenancy agreements; Serving notices; Taking court action to remove troublesome tenants; Disrepair claims.

We guarantee to serve any notices, issue any proceedings or prepare any tenancy agreements on the same day if we receive all details before midday, or the following day if received after midday.

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Medical Negligence

In the UK, millions of people are treated by the medical professions every year. While the majority of treatments and procedures are successful, sometimes mistakes happen and things can go wrong, causing injuries which could have been avoided. In cases like these, our expert team of medical negligence solicitors can help guide you through the claims' process.

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Personal Disputes

Sometimes disputes or litigation cannot be avoided, our team of solicitors provide a range of services aimed at resolving disputes, including: alternative dispute resolution, arbitrations and mediations.

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Personal Injury & Accidents

Some accidents are just that - accidents which happen and cannot be avoided. However, sometimes accidents can be avoided and some may cause serious injuries. If you have been involved in any kind of accident or personal injury you may be eligible to claim compensation. Call one of our team of over 30 experts on our FREEPHONE Accident Claims Helpline on 0800 183 8483

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Wills, Estates, Tax & Trusts

One of the certainties of live is that it changes and you can never be sure of what the future holds. However, you can take steps to plan for an deal with the changes that life may bring along the way. Our team of expert lawyers have been helping and advising clients how to best plan for their future for over 70 years and provide advice on all aspects of wills, trusts, inheritance tax and probate.

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