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Military claims


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

(Next Generation Partners)

Ahmed Al-NahhasBolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp fields an ‘excellent team with exceptional talents‘. The practice has earned its ‘superb reputation‘ by building up significant expertise in a number of highly specialised areas. Senior associate Victoria Oliver is seen as ‘one of the most talented solicitors in the field‘ of spinal injury work, while Ahmed Al-Nahhas is known for being the ‘fantastic leader‘ of the military claims department. Abuse is another area of particular strength, and core practitioner Jonathan Wheeler is particularly noted for having built up the firm’s capabilities in this field; David McClenaghan now heads up the dedicated sub-group, which also includes recently promoted partner Dino Nocivelli.