Information for candidates applying for the commercial law vacancies in the Government Legal Department
|Job title||Commercial lawyer|
|Salary - Less than 1 year PQE||£35,950|
|Salary - 1 to 2 years PQE||£43,200|
|Salary - 2 years or over PQE||£48,000 - £59,000|
|Application deadline||Midday on Thursday 11 August 2016|
|Interview dates||To be confirmed but expected to be early September|
The Government Legal Department (GLD) has approximately 10 vacancies for commercial lawyers within its Commercial Law Group (CLGp).
CLGp lawyers provide a wide range of commercial legal advice, including on public procurement, contracts, information technology, intellectual property and state aid. They draft and advise on every part of the commercial process, from the commercial law implications of a policy, through to designing the appropriate commercial construct, ensuring that projects appropriately manage legal risk, that contracts are managed effectively, and that any disputes are resolved as effectively as possible
Effective contract and supplier management is essential to extract maximum value and so CLGp lawyers are called upon to advise on handling performance issues and disputes before they reach a formal dispute resolution procedure. Risk management of all types is a very large element of the role of a CLGp lawyer.
There is an increase in workload across CLGp generally, largely due to the need to drive value from departmental contracts and because of new programmes of purchasing. Successful candidates can expect to be involved in some of the most high profile, complex and far reaching commercial issues in government.