Government Legal Department

Latest from the Government Legal Department

  1. Unclaimed estates list
  2. GLD People Survey results
  3. Apply for a repayment after restoration of a company (CB4)

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What the Government Legal Department does

We are the government’s principal legal advisers. Our core purpose is to help the government to govern well, within the rule of law.

GLD is a non-ministerial department.

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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Attorney General's Civil Regional Panel
  2. Bona vacantia dissolved companies (BVC1)
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. GLD People Survey results
  2. Workforce management information for GLD, AGO and HMCPSI 2019/20
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Our management

Sir Jonathan Jones QC
Sir Jonathan Jones QC
HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Profession
Stephen Braviner Roman
Director General, Legal Services Directorate A
Susanna McGibbon
Director General, Legal Services Directorate B
Peter Fish
Home Office Legal Adviser and Director General Legal Services Directorate C
Nick Payne
Finance and Operations Director
Anna Sanders
Director for Strategy, People & Culture
Erica Handling
Non-executive Director
Thomas Taylor
Non-executive Director
Catherine Berney
Non-executive Director

Contact GLD

Government Legal Department

102 Petty France
United Kingdom

Main office and switchboard

020 7210 3000 8am to 6pm on weekdays only

Litigation enquiries

020 7210 8500 - 9am to 5pm on weekdays only

Bona Vacantia Division

Caroline Harold
Government Legal Department
PO Box 2119
CR90 9QU
United Kingdom

Bona Vacantia enquiries

020 7210 4700 10am to 4pm on weekdays only

Serve the Treasury Solicitor with legal proceedings

102 Petty France
SW1H 9GL DX 123243 Westminster 12
United Kingdom

Litigation enquiries

020 7210 8500 - 9am to 5pm weekdays only

New Legal Proceedings in the UK which are required to be served on the Treasury Solicitor can be served as follows:

By email at: for all new legal proceedings issued in the UK except for new immigration proceedings. GLD would be grateful if, where possible, all new proceedings were served electronically and hardcopy documents were not sent to our postal address.

New immigration proceedings i.e.:

• immigration High Court judicial reviews
• immigration habeas corpus applications
• immigration family court proceedings
• appeals to the Court of Appeal challenging Immigration Upper Tribunal Appeal decisions

Should be served at:

Immigration Judicial Reviews issued in the Immigration Upper Tribunal should be served on the Home Office:

New claims which would normally only be posted or delivered by hand to the Home Office at 6 New Square, Bedfont Lakes, TW14 8HA can now be sent by email to Where other instructions regarding service have been provided on decision notices or an immigration factual summary these should continue to be followed.

The email addresses above are for the service of new proceedings only: any other correspondence addressed to it will be deleted unread. For all proceedings (including in the Supreme Court) once a GLD case officer has been allocated the case all subsequent service should be effected on their, or any nominated successor's, GLD email address).

Where you have served by email please do not send hard copy duplicates of any documents.

Contact Government Legal Department out of hours

For urgent court applications that cannot wait until normal business hours

07590 457 584

For representations relating to imminent (immigration) removal cases, please refer to the Immigration Factual Summary provided with the Notice of Removal which provides the contact details to be used during office hours and out of office hours.

Media enquiries

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information Officer

Government Legal Department
102 Petty France
United Kingdom

High profile groups within GLD

  1. Bona Vacantia

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Procurement at GLD
  2. Working for GLD
  3. Jobs

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