Commercial Lawyer (London) vacancies in the Government Legal Department June 2018

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

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Headline Information

Department Government Legal Department
Division Commercial Law Group – Litigation / Dispute Resolution
Job title Commercial Lawyer
Location London
Salary Grade 7 - £48,400 (London); Legal Officer - £42,420 (up to 3 years PQE)
Application deadline Midday on Friday 13 July 2018


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 1,800 of whom are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in Bristol and Leeds.

This post is based in London.

The Commercial Law Group is currently recruiting qualified lawyers to work in its specialist Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team.

The Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team deals with disputes connected to the work of the other commercial law teams as well as other commercial and procurement disputes from across government.

Successful candidates can 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 Lawyer Vacancy Notice

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Published 25 June 2018