Our team of expert military solicitors is known as much for its tenacity as its expertise in military service legal matters. We carry on where other lawyers may stop, ensuring service men and women have access to the specialist advice they need.

We can help military service personnel who need to bring a claim against the MoD due to their failure to adequately protect from illness or avoidable injury.  We advise on a full range of areas, including military deafness and cold and heat injuries. We also offer additional specialist services such as wills and probate, and independent financial advice.

We’re different from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or War Pension Scheme in that we help you bring civil claims for compensation – often in parallel with these no-fault schemes.  

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Simon Ellis is a Partner with Hugh James and has worked with the firm for more than 20 years, having trained and qualified here. Simon heads up the Military Department, advising and assisting current and former military personnel with various health conditions and injuries. He specialises in claims such as hearing loss, non-freezing cold injuries, compartment syndrome and military injury cases. He is often asked to advise on more unusual claims in the military context.

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I cannot thank you enough, from the initial contact on the telephone. Your professionalism, knowledge and service was outstanding. Keeping me updated on the process throughout as to what was required to achieve the outcome for my case. I am more than happy with everything that you did from start to finish and would have no problem recommending your services to my friends and colleagues. Thank you again for all your hard work.

Robert Gregson


I must admit when I saw your advert in a newspaper I thought there is not much hope but I'll try anyway. Your service and advice were first class. I was always kept up to speed on what was happening. Again, great comms, fantastic outcome. Would recommend your company any time.

Robert Glonek, AFM


I found the whole process very informative and all information was passed on to me in a very professional manner. I would and have already recommended Hugh James to others.

Mr O


Simon and his team have been excellent throughout the lengthy process. From start to finish, they have displayed the utmost professionalism and excellent levels of communication. I cannot recommend Simon and the team highly enough!

Alastair Inglis


Thank you, Paul Spiteri and Hugh James Solicitors for making a successful claim for compensation against the MOD for hearing damage I sustained when I served with the Territorial Army.

Allan Ormesher


I can confirm that the level of service that I have been given by Paul Spiteri at Hugh James has been both professional and exceptional. The quantity of communication from Paul and his team has been outstanding including the support and advice that I have been given. I would definitely recommend Hugh James to my friends and relatives.

Mr T


Firstly, I would like to thank the whole team for all their hard work. This was not an easy time for me at times diving into my past, but your team were very supportive and I would wholeheartedly recommend your service. Mr Spiteri has kept me updated all along and he left no stone unturned. Thank you.

Mark John Adams


I would have no problem recommending the services of Hugh James and in particular Ruth Davies to anyone, my overall experience has been second to none, communication was fantastic with everything being explained by telephone and confirmed in writing if I had any questions or was unsure of something it would be explained and answered almost immediately, Ruth was very professional and helpful throughout and I can't thank her and Hugh James enough.

Paul Dreghorn


Hugh James have been very thorough, supportive and professional throughout and made the whole process of my claim easy to follow. Special mention must be given to Ruth, she is a friendly and approachable lady who kept in constant contact by phone and email, explaining every step that was being taken, and offering me strong advice on how i should proceed during the negotiation process. I cannot thank Ruth enough for bringing my claim to a complete satisfactory conclusion.

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