Legal Branch RAF

Criminal Solicitor Services for the BFG Community

RAF Legal Services - office closure date 28 June 2019.

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.

All the services that we provide are free from start to finish.

ALA logoArmy Legal Assistance (ALA) closed on 31 March 2019

After 31 March 2019 Army personnel seeking legal assistance for personal legal issues should do so by instructing a civilian legal advisor at their own expense in the appropriate jurisdiction.

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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.