Lawyer vacancies in HM Revenue & Customs

Information for candidates applying for the Lawyer vacancies at HM Revenue & Customs based in London, Manchester and Bristol

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Headline Information

Department HM Revenue & Customs
Division Legal
Job title Lawyer
Location London and Manchester with posts in Bristol from April 2019
Salary Range £55,006 London; £48,868 Manchester and Bristol (there is the possibility of higher starting salary up to a maximum of £57,151 in London and £50,780 in Manchester and Bristol for strong candidates).
Salary Detail Candidates with less than two years’ PQE will be appointed as a Legal Officer on a salary of £42,420 London; £38,380 Manchester and Bristol until they reach 2 years PQE or are in service for one year whichever comes sooner.
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 18 July 2018


Vacancy details

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Solicitor’s Office and Legal Service (SOLS) is an integral part of HMRC, providing legal services for the whole department.

We advise on legal issues arising from HMRC’s policy and operational work and conduct the department’s litigation.

SOLS is made up of around 1,200 people who include lawyers, tax professionals, advocates, paralegals and support teams. Our legal work is high quality and covers a broad range of different areas of law.

We provide advice on the interpretation and application of legislation and guidance on the full range of HMRC work including advising Treasury ministers on tax law. We work closely with Treasury and HMRC colleagues in developing policy and on proposals for the Budget.

We also implement policy through primary and secondary legislation, principally the annual Finance Bill and in relation to the UK’s exit from the EU. HMRC lawyers produce the highest volume of secondary legislation in the government legal profession.

We conduct litigation in the most significant and valuable cases for HMRC. Our caseload regularly takes us to the higher UK Courts and the European Courts.

We have 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.

We are 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 Recruitment Team or telephone 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417.

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Published 18 June 2018
Last updated 3 July 2018 + show all updates
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