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Military Claims

Parklane Plowden Chambers has several barristers who are experienced in military compensation claims. Barristers represent serving and former members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Reserves, as well as civilians employed by the Ministry of Defence.

Barristers have experience of advising and representing those claiming under The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (military personnel injured on or after 6 April 2005) and civil personal injury law. They provide sensitive and knowledgeable advice on military claims involving a broad range of injuries.

When acting for members of the Armed Forces who have been injured in an accident, whilst these claims can often be against a civilian, it is still very useful to have a barrister who has an understanding of military matters, particularly if the case involves discharges; downgrading or loss of promotion in the services.

Two of the team are retired military officers giving them a unique insight when advising on military accident claims, and other claims involving military personnel. Barrister Jim Hester was a Major in the Royal Marines Commandos; and Steven Friday served as a fast-jet pilot in the Royal Air Force.

Military Claims Barristers

Andrew Axon

Called 1992

Jim Hester

Called 2010

Areas of Expertise

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)

Military hearing loss

Armed forces medical negligence claims

Military training injuries

Larium (Mefloquine) compensation

Military road traffic accidents

Heat injuries (hyperthermia)


Negligence medical downgrading/failure to downgrade or observe medical limitation.


Fees can be discussed prior to the commencement of work. Value for money is assured as fees for each case can be assessed individually and are based upon the complexity and value of the case, seniority of counsel and time spent in preparation.

All barristers will consider undertaking work on a CFA basis, where applicable. A robust management system ensures that agreed turn-around times are fulfilled.

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Newcastle: 0191 221 2121

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