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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

Bolt Burdon Kemp is noted for taking on high-risk and difficult liability claims, where it has 'an enviable record of success' in securing early rehabilitation. The team has 'a realistic appreciation of the risks of litigation', and solely specialises in complex and serious injury claims that regularly result in high-value settlements. The practice's niche specialisms set it apart in the market. The military claims team, where Ahmed Al-Nahhas is a key practitioner, has significant experience representing injured service personnel, veterans and their families in claims against the Ministry of Defence. The abuse department is led by David McClenaghan, who has been involved in several ground-breaking decisions in the field of child abuse law. Orthopaedic injury expert Joshua Hughes heads the complex injuries group, which covers a blend of clinical negligence and personal injury work. Jonathan Wheeler heads the team.

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