Information for candidates applying for the Grade 6 Senior Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department
|Department||Government Legal Department|
|Job title||Grade 6 Senior Lawyer|
|Salary||Grade 6 - £61,200 (London)|
|Application deadline||Midday on Monday 8 January 2018|
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.
GLD’s Litigation Group provides litigation services on a range of public and private law matters to most government departments. We handle over 30,000 cases a year across 14 Deputy Director led teams in 2 Divisions. Each Division is responsible for public and private law litigation organised around our biggest client departments and sharing the remaining work for smaller departments.
Litigation Group is looking for several Grade 6 senior lawyers for our specialist civil litigation teams. The posts will involve working on complex and high value personal injury, including catastrophic and life changing injuries and related damages litigation, which may include group actions.
The teams also act for their clients in inquests, teams representing the Ministry of Justice, in particular, attend approximately 200 inquests a year relating to deaths in prison custody. Our work frequently has a high media profile and ministerial interest. Cases often progress to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and result in ground breaking legal developments, as well as high level media interest.
Litigation lawyers work closely with advisory colleagues and policy clients, reporting to ministers, to secure the best outcomes for litigation brought against the 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.