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Defence Committee Report: Now Victims' Views Must Be Heard

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 3:37 AM

A report published by the Defence Committee has called for a review of judicial involvement in the armed services but the views of injured soldiers must now be heard to ensure any changes are fair for all.

The Defence Committee's report talks of a 'disquiet' among military personnel and opinion...

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MoD Is 'Lagging Behind' in Its Handling of Allegations of Rape and Sexual Assault

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 6:11 AM

Five years after the crimes were committed, the army has apologised to the family of a military policewoman who committed suicide after a coroner said that rape and bullying by other soldiers were factors in the officer's death. This case has raised concerns about how such allegations are dealt with...

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Slurs Must Not Stop Injured Military Personnel Claiming Their Due

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 5:37 AM

Confusion and ill-will towards Service personnel who claim payouts when they are injured has led to allegations that the so-called "compensation culture" has reached the Armed Services.

In my experience as a military claims lawyer, injured arms personnel are hesitant about claiming, even if their careers and lives have...

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Service Personnel Deserve Fair Treatment in All Areas of Life

(1) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 6:00 PM

With yet more allegations of bullying and abuse in the armed forces, the time has come for the government to act on its promise to ensure that serving personnel are treated fairly and get access to the support they need when they leave active service.

One way that the Government...

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