Armed forces to lose one in four lawyers – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2010 in armed forces, legal profession, news by sally

“The armed forces are set to lose one quarter of their lawyers, the Guardian has learned, in a series of cuts that will directly impact frontline troops. Sources inside the armed forces say the defence spending and security review will result in a reduction of at least 25% in the number of lawyers in the army and royal air force. Lawyers say the predicted reduction in legal advice, which will affect troops and commanders, could affect the ability of the armed forces to act in compliance with the Geneva Conventions.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2010