Information for candidates applying for the lawyer vacancies in HM Revenue and Customs
|Location||London or Manchester|
|Salary Range||£54,461 London; £48,389 Manchester|
|Salary Details||Candidates with less than two years’ PQE will be appointed as a Legal Officer on a salary of £42,000 London; £38,000 Manchester|
|Application deadline||Midday on Wednesday 31 May 2017|
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Solicitor’s Office and Legal Service (SOLS) is an integral part of HMRC, providing legal services for the whole department. It is headed by the General Counsel and Solicitor, Gill Aitken. HMRC advise on legal issues arising from the department’s policy and operational work and conduct the department’s litigation.
HMRC is responsible for advising Treasury ministers and HMRC on tax law. HMRC works closely with Treasury and HMRC colleagues in developing policy and on proposals for the Budget.
HMRC also implement policy through primary and secondary legislation, principally the annual Finance Bill. HMRC lawyers produce the highest volume of secondary legislation in the Government Legal Service.
HMRC conduct litigation in the most significant and valuable cases for the department. As well as the Tax Tribunals, this caseload regularly takes them to the higher UK Courts as well as the European Courts.
HMRC has vacancies for lawyers to undertake both policy and operational advisory work (which includes drafting legislation) and litigation work. Applications are welcomed from qualified lawyers irrespective of post qualification experience. HMRC is looking for bright, enthusiastic and ambitious lawyers, with a commitment to delivery for HMRC.
For further information about the post and application enquiries, please contact the GLS Recruitment Team or telephone 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417.