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Defence, Security and the Forces

If you’re a defence and security specialist, or member of the armed forces, you need someone who speaks your language. We understand the challenges you face and have the clearance required to operate across the entire defence industry. Our knowledge and experience will help you to avoid unnecessary delays and wasted costs. We offer discounted legal services for serving military personnel, veterans and ex-forces businesses.

Why should we use you?

We understand your industry like no other. Amongst our other appointments we provide a full HR service to all 13 regions of the UK Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, and we have personnel who are members of the Army & Navy Club in recognition of their services to the sector. Due to our unique insight and years of working within the sector, we can provide comprehensive and commercial solutions to your legal issues.

Do you have a military background?

Many of our staff do, and some of our team are also former regulars and reserves or military wives.

Do you have security clearance?

Several members of our team have the necessary clearance (up to DV) to work on List X premises and projects, and we consider this absolutely essential to work within this sector.

Our Experience

We have broad experience working across the entire defence and security industry, and have developed a cross-departmental team that covers legal services for both businesses and private individuals. Our experts can provide assistance, support and advice in a number of specialist areas, including: 

  • Export licensing and finance
  • Distribution and agency agreements
  • Intellectual property protection
  • International trade
  • Investigations in hostile environments
  • Data protection and security
  • Insurance and risk management advice.

We also help individuals leaving service, providing advice on best practice in establishing your own business, and if you’re serving overseas, we’ll help you make sure your personal matters are efficiently looked after. We’ve been granted a Gold Award by the MoD, for furthering the Armed Forces Covenant, in recognition of the high-quality services we offer.

Click here to listen to Rebecca Kirk, Head of Defence, Security and the Forces, as she explains why the commitments made under the Armed Forces Covenant can benefit both serving armed forces personnel and employers.

Our Clients

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a security company working for the UN or a member of the forces – if you operate within the defence sector, we’ll provide you with practical, commercial advice. In the last 12 months, we’ve assisted secure data and communications companies, asset tracing and recovery businesses, and military vehicle sourcing groups among many others.

Thanks to our wide range of clients, we’ve developed key relationships within the defence industry, enabling us to introduce you to joint venture and partnership opportunities. We also bring our clients and industry experts together at our Defence and Security Groups and annual defence and security expo, giving you access to new markets and opportunities. For further information see www.3cdse.co.uk and www.3cdsg.co.uk.

No-nonsense advice and support. We are proud to offer serving personnel discounts ranging from 5 to 15% on legal services for you and your business.

How can we help you?

Hear what our clients say about our Defence, Security and the Forces Service

“Exemplary” advice settles dispute on professional negligence

Claire Holford was quick to act when a client came to her with a dispute resolution issue...

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Swift and effective response to support overseas contracts

Ensuring that their involvement in the World Expo 2020 in Dubai was properly covered by contracts which protected...

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Defence, Security and the Forces - Richard Morgan

"It is reassuring to know that Harrison Clark Rickerbys have chosen to locate a regional office in...

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Defence, Security and the Forces - Richard Morgan

"Serbus Ltd recently had cause to seek professional legal advise after the threat of a commercial injunction...

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