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Ahmed is Head of the Military Claims Team and a Partner and Solicitor-Advocate.

Since joining Bolt Burdon Kemp in 2011, he has developed a strong practice in claims for armed forces personnel. Ahmed manages high value personal injury and clinical negligence claims, often involving serious accidents suffered during training, or through failures to treat and rehabilitate.  He ensures that all his clients are seen at an early stage by the right medical experts, so that their injuries can be fully investigated, an assessment made of their future needs and a strategy agreed for the successful progression of their claims.

As a Solicitor-Advocate, Ahmed often appears in the High Court to represent his clients.  He specialises in defending the rights of service personnel in the workplace against poor conditions, discrimination and harassment.  He represents claimants in the employment tribunal and the civil courts who have suffered from stress and depression as a result.

He had conduct of the first ever settlement in England and Wales relating to injuries caused by the wrongful prescription of Lariam (mefloquine), the anti-malarial drug.  He continues to strive to protect service personnel from negligence in all fields of their work. 

Ahmed is an active member of Forces Law, a national network of lawyers who specialise in advising service personnel about their legal rights. He has authored “A Practical Guide to Military Claims”, the first legal guide for practitioners which deals exclusively with this specialist field. 


Trained in a general practice in the City of London; qualified on 15 May 2007; appointed as Partner at Bolt Burdon Kemp in September 2016.


Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); Employment Lawyers Association (ELA); Forces Law (Vice Chair 2016/17, Chair 2017/18); Appointed to Advisory Board for the Centre for Military Justice. 

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Ahmed Al-Nahhas Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP

Jonathan Wheeler leads the personal injury offering at Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP; it functions as a cross-departmental group spanning adult brain injury, child brain injury, spinal injury, military claims, abuse and complex injury. The sub-division of specialisms allows team members an increased focus on their own area of expertise. In addition, the team has been expanding into more niche areas, with women’s health becoming a particular focus in recent years. Ahmed Al-Nahhas leads the military sub-team, working on cases involving such complex issues as PTSD, and is described as ‘one of the best lawyers in the market for military personal injury work’. The has recently campaigned around the impact of Covid-19 on child abuse, inequality in Britain’s legal aid system and the safety of e-scooters – Joshua Hughes has done impressive work on the last of these. The team also offers early therapy and trauma support to its clients. Child abuse lead David McClenaghan has led on multiple recent cases which are being considered by the Supreme Court.

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

The ‘remarkable’ Caroline Klage, specialist in birth and child injury, leads the ‘absolutely outstanding’ offering at Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP. The sizable team is separated into sub-divisions, which focus on specialised areas including child injury, brain injury and spinal injury. Particularly notable and niche areas of expertise include the new Women’s Health team – which is currently leading the charge on issues such as racial inequality within maternity care, menstruation and menopause – and the specialist military claims team, led by partner Ahmed Al-Nahhas. A standout feature of the firm is its annual client care training programme, co-delivered by Caroline Klage and recently appointed partner Amanda Garner, which is dedicated to improving the practitioners’ ability to support clients through the traumas they may experience as a result of their claims. Claudia Hillemand is singled out as a ‘stellar partner’, while Alex Dabek is noted at senior associate level.