Employment Lawyer (London) vacancies in the Government Legal Department 2019

Information for candidates applying for the Employment Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department based in London

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Headline Information

Department Government Legal Department
Division Employment Group
Job title Lawyer
Location London
Salary Grade 7 - £48,800; Legal Officer - £42,844 (less than 3 years’ PQE)
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 30 October 2019


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 2,300 employees, around 1,800 of whom are solicitors or barristers.

We are recruiting Lawyers based in London who can conduct employment litigation on behalf of a variety of government departments.

The successful candidates will be required to undertake a varied caseload in all areas of legal work as required, including:

  • Employment based proceedings in the tribunals and higher courts
  • Interviewing witnesses and recording witness statements
  • Conducting settlement negotiations with opposing representatives
  • Liaising with key stakeholders as required
  • Advising in matters relating to Employment Law
  • Advising in matters relating to access to information and data protection

We are also advertising this vacancy based in Leeds.


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

Vacancy Notice GLD Employment Lawyers London

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Published 30 September 2019