With the benefit of offices so close to the Army facilities based in and around Aldershot we have a long history of providing representation to armed forces personnel who find themselves facing proceedings before both the civilian courts and before Courts Martial. Certain Service offences have no civilian equivalent and it is therefore vital that anyone under investigation for or charged with an offence under Service Law is represented by lawyers with the requisite expertise and experience in this field. We have a wealth of such experience, are of course fully conversant with the changes to Service Law brought into being by the Armed Forces Act 2006, and with our close links to the local area and community, we have a unique understanding of the role of armed forces personnel within it.
Armed forces personnel are entitled to legal aid just like anyone else, through the civilian legal aid scheme where a Service Police interview is conducted in the U.K. or where the civilian authorities are involved, and through the Armed Forces Criminal Legal Aid Authority where an interview is conducted abroad or Courts Martial or Summary Appeal Court proceedings take place. Any personnel either under investigation or facing such proceedings is encouraged to contact us and ask to speak to one of our Service Law experts, who will be able to advise further. Such advice is free of charge.