Civil Lawyers (Litigation) vacancies in the Insolvency Service

Information for candidates applying for the Civil Lawyers (Litigation) vacancies in the Insolvency Service

Headline Information

Department Insolvency Service
Division Legal and Prosecutions
Job title Civil Lawyers (Litigation)
Location Can be based in any Insolvency Service office, although successful candidates will be required to work at least 2 days per week in London during the first few months following appointment.
Number of posts 1 Senior Lawyer (Grade 6) and 1 Lawyer (Grade 7)
Salary Senior Lawyer - £64,699 to £77,517 depending on PQE and location. Lawyer - £49,511 to £58,313 depending on PQE and location
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 11 July 2018


Vacancy details

The Insolvency Service is a government agency that delivers economic confidence by supporting those in financial distress, tackling financial wrongdoing and maximising returns to creditors.

The Insolvency Service is an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The legal team has recently started to take on the Agency’s Civil Litigation work, primarily proceedings involving the disqualification of directors and in due course the winding up of those companies acting contrary to the public interest. This work can be very high profile, and may have wide policy or operational ramifications. We also provide operational advice on the conduct of statutory enquires and insolvent investigations.

The Criminal Enforcement Team deals with a range of cases from fraudulent removal of assets and failure to comply with requirements under the insolvency regimes to complex fraudulent trading matters. We also provide advice on the drafting of new criminal offences and enforcement strategies. The diet of casework is wide from the most simple to complex and challenging fraud cases, and we vigorously pursue confiscation in appropriate cases.

We also advise upon other matters arising from the Department for BEIS’ regulatory functions, such as matters referred by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate and Companies House.

We are looking for experienced civil litigators who will be able to deal with the full range of cases and provide operational advice across a range of insolvency, corporate and related areas.

The Senior Lawyer post is a key leadership role within the legal team and the wider Insolvency Service. The post-holders may be required to manage Grade 7 Lawyers.

We are also recruiting Criminal Lawyers (Prosecutions).


For application enquiries please contact the Recruitment Team or telephone 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417.

For further information on the post and the department, please contact Arwel Jones or Katy Shrimplin.

Insolvency Service Civil Lawyers Vacancy Notice

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Published 18 June 2018