Forces Law

Courts Martial

While you’re serving, whether as a regular or reservist, you’re subject to military law. This is entirely separate from the civilian criminal justice system, with serious offences dealt with by the Courts Martial.

Obviously, we hope you never find yourself facing a Court Martial. But if you do, you’re allowed to choose any lawyer you wish to represent you. At Forces Law, we have people you can trust to stand with you all the way.

That support starts as soon as you’ve been detained. You can call us day or night, from any MP station in the world, and we’ll be there. We’ll act as your independent legal advisors throughout the investigation that always comes before any Court Martial hearing – and it won’t cost you a penny.

If your case goes to trial, we have experienced, specialist lawyers who’ve defended serving personnel in Courts Martial all over the world. We can also help you apply for Legal Aid if you’re eligible. Remember, we’re nothing to do with the MoD or your particular Armed Service: we’re totally independent solicitors, and we work with Service people like you as part of our normal private practice.

Please make a note of our 24-hour helpline number, which is 0845 601 1260, and call us immediately if you find yourself in detention. You can also call this number for more general advice on military criminal law, or email enquiries@forceslaw.com

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Call our central helpline on 0845 601 1260 or email enquiries@forceslaw.com and we’ll put you in touch with a solicitor who can provide the expert advice you need.

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What our clients say

Thank you for everything you have done!! You have been amazing from start to finish, I just wish I had come to you in the first place as my previous solicitor didn’t even know there were special rules for Armed Forces wives. Biscoes Solicitors.

(Bolt Burdon Kemp.) You 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.

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Do not hesitate to use Wolferstans as your solicitors. I have used them now on two occasions and they are quite simply the very best there is. Helpful, friendly, efficient but above all honest with you from start to finish. My most recent case was a triumph and that was down to their dedication and professional handling of the case. In short they saved me my future and I will be eternally grateful.

Mr Hall, Plymouth.

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We are able to offer legal advice on all matters, from civilian issues to courts martial, calling on our members wealth of experience, in every matter relating to forces life.

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