Courts martial


Members of 2KBW regularly appear in the Court Martial, both in the UK and overseas. We have considerable experience in defending members of the Armed Forces of all ranks and rates, both in relation to criminal offences tried in the Court Martial under the Armed Forces Act 2006 and service offences unique to the military.

Our barristers are well versed in what is a specialised area of practice, and in the unique features and complexities of service life. Members are able to advise and represent defendants and potential defendants at all levels, including appeals to the summary appeal court from a Commanding Officer’s hearing, trial by Court Martial, and appeals to the Summary Appeal Court.

Barristers at 2KBW also have expertise in defending civilians subject to service discipline in the Service Civilian Court, as well as representing serving and former members of all services in the wider civilian court system.

15 Mar 2017

Sally Howes QC represents senior Army Officer at Courts Martial

Sally Howes QC represented a serving Brigadier who had been accused of wrongly claiming taxpayers money for his children's school fees. Further details of...

24 Feb 2016

2KBW barristers co-defend in Courts Martial

Matthew Farmer and Paul Fairley are co-defending in a trial before a Courts Martial instructed by Biscoes Solicitors of Portsmouth. Both counsel represent clients...


Courts Martial Team
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