Andover: 01264 400 500 Salisbury: 01722 412 000

Administrative Action Cases

Administrative action is the way the three branches of the Armed Forces respond whenever its personnel fail to behave in accordance with its rules or fail to meet the standards expected of them. Such action is taken to rehabilitate, censure or initiate sanctions to correct professional or personal failings.

Any damage to operational effectiveness that may be caused by conduct and performance is assessed by applying the Service Test: -

“Have the actions or behaviour of a Service person adversely impacted or are they likely to impact on the efficiency or operational effectiveness of the Service?”

The administrative sanctions available to the chain of command range from Minor Administrative Awards such as 3 report back musters/parades to major administrative action such as discharge from the Service.  We are able to offer expert advice on the following:

  • The Service Test
  •  Service procedure relating to Administrative Action cases.
  • The drafting of representations and Appeals to the chain of command
  • Representation before Service Tribunals
  • Service complaints relating to Administrative Action cases.  

We have experienced solicitors who fully understand the procedures and who will be able to advise and assist throughout the process.  Please contact our Andover or Salisbury office for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and see how we can help you.

Department contacts:

Salisbury 01722 412 000

Andover 01264 400 500