It is essential that we recognise the human rights and dignity of our own soldiers who are sent overseas to fight on our behalf. Like any other person under UK jurisdiction, soldiers are entitled to protection of their human rights.
Hodge Jones & Allen has been at the forefront of advancing greater legal protection for our armed forces. Our Military Cases team is led by the award winning human rights lawyer, Jocelyn Cockburn. She won a landmark case at the Supreme Court in 2013 (the Snatch Land Rover case) which related to allegations of inadequate and unsafe equipment. The case established that British troops can rely on the protection of the Human Rights Act even when they are deployed on active service abroad.
Our reputation for holding the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to account, is matched by our track record of success in securing compensation, independent investigations, apologies or admissions of wrongdoing, as well as policy changes.
We are ranked as one of the leading law firms in the UK for human rights claims (Chambers 2014). Using our extensive experience of human rights law, we fight on behalf of the individual members of the armed forces, and their families, in order to secure their rights.
The European Convention on Human Rights provides the armed forces with a range of legal protections including:
Our Military Human Rights Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of Military Claims Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.
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