This website contains various types of navigation which you can use to move through the site.

The Defence and Veterans Legal Service logo is displayed in the top left hand corner. This logo is a link to our site's home page from any area of the site.

Utility navigation

The first level of navigation for all pages on this site is the utility navigation at the top of each page.

From here you can link to:

  • Home - Defence and Veterans Legal Service home page
  • Site map - an index of the site pages
  • Contact us - contact information for Defence and Veterans Legal Service
  • Help - tips on using this website, you are here

Primary navigation

The next level of navigation is the primary navigation, which is directly under the horizontal image banner on each page. Each section contains related information.

To view the contents of a section, move your mouse over the link to view a list of topics and select the topic you require.


Some pages on this site have a right-hand column that includes links to information that may of importance or interest to you such as links to related pages or resources and important phone numbers.


From the footer you can link to our legal notices and information on the access keys used on this site.

Access keys

Access keys have been included to assist users with disabilities to access certain information using only the keyboard. Find out what access keys are used on this site.

Skip links

If you are using an assistive technology such as a screen reader to browse this site, skip links are provided at the beginning of the page to allow you to move quickly to key information such as the primary navigation, secondary navigation or content. The links are not visible in a graphical browser.

Logical tab order

This website has a logical tab order for navigating without a mouse. Use the tab key on your keyboard to move to the next link or field. Use shift-tab to move backwards, and the enter key to follow links and submit forms. Most browsers support these functions.

Last updated 29 November 2022