Commercial Lawyer vacancies in HM Revenue & Customs

Information for candidates applying for the Commercial Lawyer vacancies at HMRC based in Manchester

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Headline Information

Department HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
Division Solicitor’s Office and Legal Services
Job title Commercial Lawyer
Location Manchester
Salary National – £50,010 to £56,510
Application deadline Monday 7 January 2019

Vacancy details

The Solicitor’s Office and Legal Services (SOLS) is an integral part of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), providing legal services to the whole department. It is headed by the General Counsel and Solicitor who, from January 2019, will be Alan Evans.

As well as commercial work, SOLS advises on legal issues arising from HMRC’s policy and operational work and conducts the department’s litigation.

SOLS is made up of around 1200 people who include lawyers, tax professionals, advocates, paralegals and support teams.

HMRC is currently undergoing significant transformation across the organisation, presenting exciting opportunities for experienced commercial lawyers to join our increasingly high profile team. Our commercial lawyers advise on some of the most interesting, high value and complex public procurement and contractual commercial legal issues within government, making this a really exciting time to join HMRC’s legal team.

Our commercial law teams, based in Manchester and London, provide legal support to HMRC’s largest transformation programmes including IT and Estates as well as the department’s day to day banking and general commercial operations, including all aspects of, commercial contracts, intellectual property rights, public procurement and state aid, contract and supplier management, and disputes resolution. Each team has mini-team team leaders and is overseen by a Senior Civil Servant.

These posts are Manchester based only.

The work will include:

  • Commercial contracts: negotiation and contract management issues
  • IT contracts (outsourcing agreements, IT procurement, managed services, software & systems development, advising on cutting-edge digital solutions)
  • Framework agreements
  • High degree of client contact on a day-to-day basis
  • Advice on relevant law such as procurement law and public law as applicable (training on these will be provided for those new to public sector work)
  • Mentoring of, and support from, less experienced lawyers (for candidates with more experience)
  • The opportunity to build strong working relationships with colleagues across the organisation, working in a high-performing, friendly and supportive environment
  • Working with external lawyers as required.


For further information on this post and to apply, please visit the Civil Service Jobs Website.

Vacancy Notice HMRC Grade 7 Commercial Lawyers Manchester

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Published 13 December 2018