‘A Practical Guide to Military Claims’ by Ahmed Al-Nahhas


Paperback: 978-1-912687-27-5
Published: November 2019
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Acting for members of the armed forces can be a fulfilling and technically challenging area of work. This practical guide explores the various civil claims that can be brought by members of the armed forces against the Ministry of Defence.

It provides an introduction and framework for those practitioners new to military claims, as well as giving handy tips and strategic guidance to those already working in this field.

This guide covers a number of key topics, including amongst others:

  • Duty of care
  • Clinical negligence claims
  • Climatic injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • PTSD and psychiatric injury
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Service complaints
  • Special damages
  • Case management and strategy


Ahmed Al-Nahhas studied law at Brunel University and the College of Law. He commenced his training contract as a solicitor with a firm in the City of London in 2005 and qualified in May 2007. He joined Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors in 2011, where he is now a Partner and the Head of the military claims department. In 2015 he obtained his higher rights of audience as a Solicitor Advocate.


Chapter One – Introduction
Chapter Two – The Armed Forces Community
Chapter Three – The Employer’s Duty of Care
Chapter Four – The Clinical Duty of Care
Chapter Five – Accidents at Work
Chapter Six – Cold Injuries
Chapter Seven – Heat Illness
Chapter Eight – Hearing Loss
Chapter Nine – Welfare, PTSD and Stress at Work
Chapter Ten – Intentional Torts, Crime and Punishment
Chapter Eleven – Service Complaints
Chapter Twelve – Procedure
Chapter Thirteen – Damages