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Outer Temple’s barristers have extensive experience in conducting military claims. They represent service personnel from all limbs of the Armed Forces, across all ranks, who have suffered injury attributable to service, whether in the course of training or deployment; in the UK or abroad; as the result of health and safety failings or medical negligence; or in connection with equipment or healthcare policy decisions.
We are regularly instructed in catastrophic injury cases, as well as those where less severe injuries have nevertheless cut short promising military careers with associated losses of pension and service benefits. These include cases of spinal cord injury; brain injury; upper and lower limb amputation; orthopaedic injury; chronic fatigue syndrome; infectious disease; heat and non-freezing cold injuries; PTSD and other psychiatric injury; and hearing loss.
Our expertise includes advice and representation on all related military aspects and in all jurisdictions, including in relation to AFCS and AFPS claims and appeals; the FTT, UT and War Pensions Tribunal; military inquests; and Service Inquiries.
We have particular experience in military group actions, such as the Larium group litigation and the Q Fever litigation, where (reflecting our expertise) our members are often instructed both on behalf of injured service personnel and also to represent the Ministry of Defence.
We are also able to advise on and assist with national security and public interest immunity sensitivities, as well as other issues which are particular to defence and security-related litigation.
Outer Temple’s military team includes barristers at all levels of seniority, including leader and junior teams where required. Our military specialism fits particularly well alongside our other areas of expertise, such as clinical negligence; cross-jurisdictional personal injury; pensions; equality and discrimination; public law and human rights; and public inquiries. Our crossover experience available in these areas, for the benefit of affected military personnel, is unrivalled.