Advisory lawyer vacancies in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Headline Information

Job title Advisory lawyer
Location London
Salary £37,909 to £58,382 depending on PQE
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 1 June 2016
Critical reasoning test opens Thursday 2 June 2016
Critical reasoning test deadline Midday on Tuesday 7 June 2016


Vacancy details

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Legal Services has vacancies for lawyers to join its advisory divisions.

The work is intellectually stimulating, fast moving, politically sensitive and often in the news. Our lawyers do a good deal of Bill work. In the current session they are involved in Bills dealing with trade unions, establishing both a Small Business Commissioner and the Institute for Apprenticeships and preparing the way for the sale of the Green Investment Bank. We are also preparing second session Bills. We are drafting statutory instruments to update copyright law and to establish a register of persons with significant control of companies. Other major projects include advice on the EU-US free trade agreement and on state aid on sensitive matters.

Much of our work is EU based and involves negotiations in Brussels and subsequent domestic implementation. You will develop expertise in public and international law and human rights, and have the opportunity to work closely with senior officials and Ministers in developing government policy.

Vacancy notice

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Published 3 May 2016