Military Law is a specialised area of law. If you are facing an interview, investigation or accusations of wrong-doing, contact our team of specialist solicitors for legal advice. Any allegation of wrongdoing can be very worrying. As a member of the Armed Forces, if you are accused of a criminal offence or a breach of orders; facing an interview under caution or a Courts Martial can be emotionally draining. These stressful processes can also put your career or military record at risk.

Our specialist team of lawyers at Reeds are experts in representing military personnel from the RAF, Army and Navy. Our solicitors frequently attended bases throughout the UK and abroad to provide our clients with clear and honest, round the clock advice. Dedication to our client-centred approach provides you with assurance that you are in the safest hands if you need representation for an investigation – whether under arrest or voluntarily, in relation to any criminal conduct offence such as:-

Or, any disciplinary allegation or service offence, including:-

  • Misconduct on operations
  • Absence without leave
  • Misconduct towards a superior officer
  • Failure to attend for, or perform, duty
  • Conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline
  • Obstructing or failing to assist a service policeman
  • Contravening standing orders

For further detail see our pages dedicated to Military Personnel Assistance, or you can contact any one of our specialist team of solicitors, who can also give you advice about funding your case, as Legal Aid is generally available to fund your representation. To make an enquiry, click here and a member of the team will contact you as soon as possible.

If you are facing a courts martial, our structure at Reeds also enables you to access one of our leading in house solicitor-advocates directly. Obtaining legal advice at an early stage can be crucial. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your case, please contact us through our contact page here. Alternatively you can phone 0333 240 7373, or email us at

How Are Criminal and Military Law Offences Handled?

All Armed Forces personnel, as well as certain civilians subject to Force’s discipline, can be tried for offences against both military law and the criminal law in a Courts Martial. During a Courts Martial the trial process is not too dissimilar to that of a normal criminal court, though it has its own individual rules and regulations depending often on the nature of the alleged offence and the status of the individual being tried.

Prosecutions are conducted by legally qualified military personnel, a ‘Judge Advocate’ presides over the hearing, and a ‘Court Board’ made up of serving military personnel also sits in place of a jury. The Court has the same powers of sentence as a civilian court.

As with civilian criminal proceedings a defendant in a Courts Martial case has a right to legal representation, both at the investigation/interview stage and in court proceedings themselves, and Legal Aid is available to cover the costs of such representation.

Military Law at Reeds Solicitors

This is a highly specialised area of law, and is deserving of a legal team who have experience in dealing with these cases. At Reeds we have senior practitioners with experience of successfully defending members of the Armed Forces charged with a variety of serious offences in Courts Martial proceedings. Our team of barristers and solicitor-advocates can assist in representing military personnel in a range of cases before Courts Martial, including homicide, sexual offences, fraud and assault.

At Reeds, our teams are dedicated in providing an unparalleled and seamless service to our clients. As an award-winning and nationally recognised established law firm, we consult with our advocates while our clients are still in the investigation stage, so you can be sure that your case is being expertly directed from the very beginning.

Our military law solicitors attend RAF, Navy and Army bases across the UK to represent clients in interviews under caution and other matters.

If you have been asked to attend an interview or are facing a Courts Martial, contact us now for further information. Reeds Solicitors is an award winning and leading top-tier criminal defence firm. For legal advice and representation, please contact us through our contact page here. Alternatively, you can phone 0333 240 7373, or email us at

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