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Established to meet the need for high quality legal advice and advocacy in Somerset and the West Country, Octagon Chambers has increased in size and legal practice to match the demand.

Courts Martial

Instructions are welcomed and received from Civilian Solicitors, the Armed Forces Criminal Legal Aid Authority (AFCLAA) and on a Public Access basis. Our dedicated team are able to represent at Military Court Centres throughout the UK and abroad.

Due to the recent changes in Legal Aid funding for members of the Armed Forces, we are able to offer a competitive fixed fee structure for those who either do not qualify for Legal Aid or would be subject to high contribution based charges. We are able to offer an initial consultation to discuss your funding options, either via telephone or in person where able. We appreciate the demand and difficulties of service life and therefore ensure that our dedicated team is contactable outside of standard working hours.

With members of Chambers having specific military experience, we are able to offer advice and assistance on the full spectrum of standard criminal prosecutions, together with:

  • Absence without leave
  • AGAI proceedings
  • Army and Air Force Act offences
  • Courts Martial Appeal proceedings
  • Deshertion
  • Policy standards
  • Redress of Complaint
  • Reserve Forces Appeal Tribunal


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