Legal Branch RAF

Criminal Solicitor Services for the BFG Community

If you have a legal problem and you are a serving member of the British Armed Forces based anywhere outside the UK, a dependant, a member of NAAFI staff or if you are subject to Service law or discipline then we may be able to provide you with free and specialist legal advice.

We have a team of qualified solicitors ready to provide you with legal advice, assistance and representation. All the services that we provide are free from start to finish.


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Army Legal Assistance (ALA) is based in Bielefeld and provides free legal advice for British Army personnel serving overseas, their dependants and UK Based Civilians.

ALA can only assist you whilst you are posted overseas. Once you return to GB, you will need to instruct a civilian solicitor.


ACO(NWE) is part of Resources, Headquarters British Forces Germany (HQ BFG), located at Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld.  The ACO is responsible for handling claims by and against the Ministry of Defence in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, The Netherlands and Switzerland.  Claims include RTAs, Training and Manoeuvre Damage, Public Liability and Loss of Service.