Government Legal Department

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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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Our consultations

  1. Attorney General's Civil Regional Panel
  2. See all consultations

Our management

Jonathan  Jones
Jonathan Jones
HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Service
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
Valerie Cain
People and Change Director
Erica Handling
Non-executive Director
Thomas Taylor
Non-executive Director
Catherine Berney
Non-executive Director

Contact GLD

Government Legal Department

One Kemble Street
United Kingdom

Main office and switchboard

020 7210 3000 8am to 6pm on weekdays only

Litigation enquiries

020 7210 8500 10am to 4pm on weekdays only

Bona Vacantia Division

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

Bona Vacantia enquiries

020 7210 4700

Serve the Treasury Solicitor with legal proceedings

Government Legal Department
WC2B 4TS DX 123242 Kingsway 6
United Kingdom

Litigation enquiries

020 7210 8500 10am to 4pm weekdays only

Proceedings may be served on this address by postal or DX services. Service of process by email is generally not accepted by the Government Legal Department, unless expressly agreed in advance.

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.

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
One Kemble Street
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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