Lawyers, you're in the army now

LAWYERS willing to take on a new way of life while practising their profession are being invited to join the army.

The Directorate of Army Legal Services is on the look-out for four recently qualified solicitors or barristers in their 20s to join the army's 50-lawyer department.

Directorate head Lt Col Stephen Vowles is holding a three-day selection board next month for lawyers who would be commissioned into the service at the rank of captain with a salary of u22,571.

Eight candidates will be invited to an army base for a series of aptitude tests which will include a physical element.

Lt Col Vowles says: “You join as an army officer, you take on a whole new life and could be posted anywhere in the world.”