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Lawyer who secured combat rights for soldiers hits out at government for misleading public over human rights

14th October 2016

The lawyer responsible for securing human rights protections for UK soldiers fighting in conflicts abroad has hit out at the government for misleading the public about proposals to opt out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in future combat. Jocelyn Cockburn, civil liberties partner at law firm Hodge Jones & Allen, says that…

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Jocelyn Cockburn speaks out on proposals for military to opt out of the ECHR

10th October 2016

Last week, the Prime Minister Theresa May and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced controversial plans for the military to opt out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) during future conflicts. Jocelyn Cockburn, civil liberties partner at Hodge Jones & Allen represented the families of soldiers killed in poorly armoured Snatch land rover vehicles…

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Former soldier wins five-year battle for damages after suffering heatstroke injury

15th July 2015

A former soldier who developed a debilitating chronic condition after suffering from heatstroke whilst on exercise in Kenya that has left him unable to work, has finally been awarded £275,000 in damages from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) after a five-year battle for compensation. Barney Tipping joined the Grenadier Guards in November 2005. In 2006,…

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