Legal Officer

Adjutant General’s Corps

At a glance

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You will advise on a range of legal issues across the Army. As a Legal Officer you will have a challenging and interesting career with opportunities which few other legal practices can offer.

  • £44,457The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £44,457Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 23 years & 0 months to 32 years & 0 months
  • QualificationsSee qualification details
Army Legal Officer

Army Legal Services (ALS) Officers include qualified barristers, solicitors and Scottish advocates. They perform a range of crucial tasks, from prosecuting soldiers charged with offences at courts martial to advising senior commanders on rules of engagement during operations abroad. They also train and advise officers from other parts of the Army on discipline, administrative action and operational law.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Practise your profession without timesheets or billable hours targets

  • Travel worldwide delivering legal advice in interesting and challenging environments

  • Enjoy a structured career up to the age of 60 with the chance to gain promotion to Major General

  • Have a varied workload over a range of legal specialisms.

  • Gain post-graduate qualifications, subsidised by the Army.

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Legal Officer

Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 23 years & 0 months to 32 years & 0 months

  • Qualifications:

    Qualified solicitor, barrister or Scottish advocate, qualified in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and have completed your training contract or pupillage

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 8.07

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
You'll spend nine months training before going to your first legal role. During your first two weeks, you'll conduct your initial training and administration at the Directorate of Army Legal Services.

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal Courts) whilst prosecuting at SPA LLM

  • Master of Laws LLM in International Law

Pay & benefits

You will join the Army as a Captain on a minimum salary of £44,457 a year.

How to Apply

If you've got your qualifications, then apply online. Your application will be passed to our specialist team, who will help guide you through the process towards joining in this role. You'll need to have already completed a 12 month pupillage or 2 year training contract.

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