Commercial Lawyer (Leeds) vacancies in the Government Legal Department November 2017

Information for candidates applying for the Commercial Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department based in Leeds

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Headline Information

Department Government Legal Department
Division Commercial Law Group
Job title Lawyer
Location Leeds
Salary Grade 7: £47,025 to £58,000; Legal Officer: £42,420
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 20 December 2017


Vacancy details

The Government Legal Department (GLD) is the largest provider of legal services across government, working with all the main Whitehall departments. From roads to rivers, and health to human rights, our work touches on most aspects of public life.

The department has more than 14 client-facing advisory teams who provide legal advice on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, draft secondary legislation and work with Parliamentary Counsel on primary legislation. Our cross-cutting expert service groups for Litigation, Employment and Commercial Law provide specialist legal services to a wide range of government departments and public bodies.

We are a non-ministerial government department with more than 2,200 employees, around 1,600 of who are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in Bristol as well as an ever expanding presence in Leeds, making this an exciting time to join one of our teams there.

There has been an increase in workload across the Commercial Law Group (CLGp), largely due to the need to drive value from contracts, increasing commercial disputes and because of new programmes of purchasing. This increase in demand for CLGp’s services has led to the need to recruit high calibre, commercial lawyers to help deliver the continuing success of CLGp.

The work of CLGp offers some of the most interesting, varied, complex and high-profile commercial in-house work available. Successful candidates can therefore expect to be involved in some of the most high profile, complex and far reaching commercial issues in government.


For further information about the post and application enquiries, please contact the GLD Recruitment Team or telephone 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417.

GLD Commercial Lawyers Vacancy Notice

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Published 17 November 2017