The Armed forces have their own internal systems when it comes to investigating complaints by personnel .
Service Personnel do not have recourse to the civilian Employment Tribunal in cases alleging Unfair Dismissal.
It is therefore important to ensure that Armed Forces procedures are carried out correctly and,more importantly,fairly.
This is, quite often, not the case.
This is because, in our experience,investigations and hearings are often conducted in breach of simple rules of evidence.
In some cases those carrying out the investigations and hearings can lack independence and may come to a case with pre-conceived ideas.
It is therefore important for any Serving Member of the Armed Forces to seek Legal Advice at the earliest opportunity if they either wish to bring a Service Complaint or if a complaint is brought against them alleging bullying or harassment.
We can help with the following
TO THOSE WISHING TO BRING A SERVICE COMPLAINT
1 We can draft a Service Complaint so that it has maximum effect
2 We can give advice regarding the conduct of grievance hearings.
3 We can assist in appealing a grievance from Level 1 to Level 2 or Level 3
TO THOSE FACING ALLEGATIONS OF BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
1 We can assist in developing a strategy for your defence.
2 We can help ensure that you are properly supported during the period of any suspension.
3 We can assist in holding the Armed Services to account in the event of prolonged delay.
4 We can assist you in responding to any evidence against you.
5 We can assist you in appealing against any adverse disciplinary finding.
6 We can draft and submit Data Access Requests.
We have more than twenty years experience in dealing with criminal matters.
We have experience in dealing with those in civilian Employment who hold a Military rank on ceremonial occasions when they are subject to Military Law.