Government Legal Department Qualified Lawyer Recruitment Campaign (London)

Information for candidates applying for the Lawyer vacancies in the Advisory Divisions, Commercial Law Group, Employment Group and Litigation Group

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Headline Information

Department Government Legal Department
Division Advisory, Commercial, Employment and Litigation
Job title Lawyer
Location London
Salary Grade 7- £48,800 (London), Legal Officer - £42,844 (up to 3 years PQE)

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.

We are a non-ministerial government department with more than 2,500 employees, around 1,800 of whom are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in Bristol, Manchester, and Leeds.

We are looking for highly capable qualified lawyers to join our supportive teams where we can offer a challenging and exciting career.

Whether you join us as an advisory, employment, commercial or litigation lawyer, we offer broad and unrivalled career opportunities.

We would be thrilled to receive applications from candidates whatever stage you are at in your legal career. Whether you are newly qualified, returning to work after a break, or looking to ‘do something different’, GLD is a supportive and happy place to work.

These posts are London based only.


For further information on the post and details on how to apply, please visit GLD’s Recruitment Website.

Published 16 January 2019