Director General, Legal Services Directorate B

Claire Johnston


Claire took up her role as TSol Director General in April 2014. TSol became the Government Legal Department on 1 April 2015.

Her previous roles include:

  • Director, Department for Education Advisory Division at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, 2007 to 2014
  • Head of Property and Indirect Taxes Group at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, 2006 to 2007
  • Deputy Director at the Department for Constitutional Affairs, Legal Group, 2001 to 2006

Director General, Legal Services Directorate B

Legal Services Directorate B comprises:

  • the advisory divisions for DWP, DH, DfE, DFT [and MoD] and the expert Commercial Law Group

Claire has cross-cutting responsibility for people issues, including chairing the People Committee. She is also Diversity Champion.

Claire provides:

  • collective leadership of the department along with the Treasury Solicitor and the other Board members

  • line management support for directors

  • leadership on cross-cutting issues

Previous roles in government

  1. Director

    • 2009 to 2014