As a member of the Armed Forces, your legal requirements are likely to be different to those of civilians and will require specialist expertise in Military Law to ensure your interests are protected.
Gepp Solicitors has been supporting active and retired service personnel with all of their legal needs for many years, becoming one of the most trusted names in Military Law. We understand the unique requirements of military personnel and how to best advise and represent you in a wide range of legal matters.
Our Military Law team are continuing to support clients remotely. Appointments are available via video call and by telephone. For all enquiries, please contact us via telephone on 01206 369889, via email or through our contact form on site.
Over the years we have worked on many high profile cases with a strong track record of success for our clients. We are able to help you with everyday legal problems ranging from buying and selling a home, to more exceptional circumstances, such as representing you in a Court Martial.
We take cases both by direct appointment or via the Armed Forces Criminal Legal Aid Authority and can attend and advise you in interviews with Special Investigations Branch (SIB) and Single Service Police Branches (RN Police, RMP and RAF Police) both in the UK and abroad.
Speak to one of our expert Military Law Solicitors' in Colchester today by calling 01206 369889 or using the contact form on the right hand side of the page for a swift response. The Military Department is headed by Roger Brice our senior partner who has extensive knowledge of Military Law and was previously chairman of the Forces Law network of specialist Military lawyers.
Our Military Law Services in Chelmsford and Colchester
Gepp Solicitors' experts in Military Law in Colchester offer a full range of legal services for current and former Military personnel.
Service Personnel subject to Service Inquiry may, on occasion, be informed that they may need legal advice. Our experienced Military Law Solicitors can advise you on the steps that you need to take to ensure that you have adequate legal support when and if it is required.
Army General Administrative Instruction 67 (AGAI 67)
If your conduct is deemed to be below the expected standard, you could face administrative action via an Army General Administrative Instruction 67 (commonly known as an AGAI 67). This can have a serious impact on your career, so it is essential to have the right advice and representation at the earliest opportunity. Our Military lawyers can support you at all stages of AGAI 67 proceedings to ensure a fair outcome and protect your military career.
If you are charged with a discipline offence against Military Law under the Armed Forced Act 2006, we can support and represent you as required. We can provide you with advice prior to a summary hearing with your Commanding Officer and if you end up needing defence at a Court Martial, we will be there to advise and represent you to ensure that you have the best possible defence.
Our Military Law lawyers have experience in defending a broad range of military offences from misconduct on operations, absence without leave and disobeying lawful commands.
Criminal Conduct Offences
If you are a member of the Armed Forces charged with a criminal conduct offence, we can support and represent you in a summary hearing or court martial. We can also represent you if you are a civilian subject to service discipline, such as a contractor or civil servant working with the Armed Forces, either in the Service Civilian Court or a Court Martial.
Our military lawyers have extensive experience advising service personnel prior to a summary hearing with their Commanding Officer. We can help you put together a strong case, ensuring that all the potentially mitigating circumstances are considered, allowing you to achieve a fair outcome.
Our Court Martial barristers have been representing members of the Armed Forces and civilians subject to Military Discipline in Courts Martial for many years. We have a very strong track record of achieving favourable outcomes.
SIB and RMP Interviews
When interviewed by Special Investigations Branch (SIB) or Single Service Police, it is essential to have representation at the earliest possible opportunity. This helps to protect your interests throughout the entire process and ensures you case is handled correctly. We regularly send our solicitors to attend interviews in the UK and have recently done so in Bahrain and Cyprus.
Civilian Criminal Charges
As well as specialising in Military Law, our solicitors in Colchester are also experts in general civilian Criminal Law. This means that if you are accused of a criminal offence while in the UK, we can offer effective support and representation to protect your interests and minimise any potential impact on your career.
Conveyancing for Military Personnel
Our expert Conveyancing solicitors can act for Military personnel who are buying or selling a home, ensuring the entire process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. We can also assist you with all other types of property transactions, including re-mortgaging, equity release and leasehold extensions.
Military Employment Law
Our military Employment Law solicitors have a thorough understanding of how Employment Law applies to military personnel. We can help to protect you and your career and ensure that you are treated fairly, including in relation to discrimination and other offences under the Equalities Act 2010.
Our Family Law solicitors can help you with all aspects of general Family Law, including divorce, civil partnerships and the breakdown of relationships between cohabiting couples along with the financial remedies which may be required following such break ups. Our solicitors can also deal with all aspects surrounding private Children Law. They can draw up Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements, Separation Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements.
We understand the unique issues that can affect military personnel and their families and the peculiarities surrounding Armed Forces pensions, housing requirements and military allowances and offer a sensitive but practical approach to resolving Family Law disputes.
Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney
We know that serving personnel deploying on operations will use the MOD Form 106 (Basic Will Form for Service Personnel) but, as it says on the form, there are a number of circumstances when it may not be in your best interest to do so and you should take professional/legal advice before completing it. We can help you and your family with all aspects of Wills and Probate, ensuring that your Estate will be handled according to your wishes in the event of your death and that the process will be as straightforward as possible for your loved ones. We can also assist you with managing the Probate process for a loved one, helping to reduce the burden on you at a difficult time.
Suppose you lose mental or physical capacity through an accident, illness or combat injury. Who looks after your affairs? If you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney your affairs could well end up under the supervisions of the Court of Protection with all the administrative burden and cost that involves. It is much better to appoint your spouse or children or other people that you trust to avoid those problems. A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to nominate a trusted person to manage your affairs if this becomes an issue, ensuring that your future needs will be taken care of no matter what happens. In our experience this is one area where unit Admin Offices have little or no knowledge and we would be pleased to give you advice about how a Lasting Power of Attorney can help you.
Why choose Gepp Solicitors Military Law Solicitors?
Gepp Solicitors Military lawyers in Colchester are experts in all aspects of Military Law, as well as general Criminal Law. We offer a straightforward, practical approach to dealing with your legal issues and will ensure that we explain your situation and legal options to you in plain English, so you can be confident of the decisions you make.
We are members of the Forces Law Network, a group of military solicitors throughout the UK providing legal services to active and retired military personnel. We are accredited by the Law Society with their Lexcel quality mark for practice management, hold the LawNet ISO 9001 Quality Standard that has been specifically written for Law firms and are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, reflecting the excellence of our Conveyancing services.