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Ahmed Al-Nahhas

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Bolt Burdon Kemp

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Military claims


Ahmed is a Partner and Solicitor-Advocate in our military team.

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.


Trained in a general practice in the City of London; qualified on 15 May 20017; 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)

London: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

The 'outstanding' Bolt Burdon Kemp has 'strong expertise' in complex, higher-value cases including brain and spinal injury, military and child abuse claims. The team is also highlighted for 'going the extra mile' for clients and being 'brilliant on costs'. In highlight work, it is handling a number of serious injury cases, including brain injury claims arising from various road traffic accidents. Key team members include military claims head Rhicha Kapila, who is 'a great fighter' and 'all-round good lawyer', and Ahmed Al-Nahhas, who is 'determined, thoughtful and excellent with clients' and 'has a superb eye for tactics'. Marilene Antoni left the team in August 2017.

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