Military Inquest Solicitors | Military Injury Compensation | Irwin Mitchell

Our expert military injury lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

If a loved one or somebody close to you has died whilst serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and you suspect that their death could have been prevented, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

You deserve to know the full circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one. If you believe they died unnecessarily, perhaps due to friendly fire or inadequate kit being provided, then we can help you find out what happened and why.

Representing You And Your Loved One

If your family member has died in unclear circumstances whilst on duty, their death can be reported to a Coroner who may decide to hold an inquest. This will help to establish the facts about their death.

We have over 25 years of experience in representing families at inquests, helping them to successfully face the challenges that an inquest can present. These challenges include coming up against lawyers from the MoD and British government, witnesses who are unavailable through deployment and trying to trace key documents to support your case.

To get the full benefit of our legal expertise, we recommend contacting our team before an inquest takes place. This will allow us the time to obtain any disclosure of information and documents from the Armed Forces to ensure the inquest answers the important questions about how and why your loved one lost their life.

Recent Cases

We have recently represented families in the following inquests:

  • The death of Matty Hull by A10 - friendly fire
  • The death of Lance Corporal Michael Pritchard - friendly fire sniper death
  • The death of Corporal Mark Wright GC in Kajaki, Afghanistan
  • Puma crash in Iraq involving a Specialist Unit
  • A Squirrel Helicopter flying into power lines on Operation Woodlark
  • The death of a 15-year-old Air Cadet Nicholas Rice in CCF Air Experience Flight
  • Sea Knight US Helicopter crash, killing 8 soldiers in Iraq
  • The death of Sergeant Steve Roberts – due to lack of enhanced combat armour

Why Irwin Mitchell?

We don’t just assist you in recovering the compensation you are entitled to - we are there whenever you need us. If you need expert legal representation at an inquest, or at any other stage, our dedicated lawyers will be on hand to guide you through the process.

We are well known for the understanding and discretion we display when dealing with sensitive and emotional cases such as military inquests.

Our team also includes members of the Inquest Lawyers Group and we also work with the Independent Inquest Advice Unit of the Royal British Legion – so you can be assured you are dealing with real military inquest experts.

Contact Us For Expert Advice And Representation

If you would like to challenge the reasons for your loved one’s death and believe that it could have been prevented, or you require representation at an inquest, call our military team on 0800 022 3321 or contact us online and we will get back to you.


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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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Andrew Buckham

"I have witnessed the dedication, courage and sacrifice shown by our service personnel first hand, and it spurs me on to defend their rights tirelessly."

Associate solicitor Andrew Buckham, former Major in the Army Legal Services