Lawyer vacancies in HM Revenue & Customs

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

Headline Information

Department HM Revenue & Customs
Division Solicitor’s Office and Legal Service (SOLS)
Job title Lawyer
Location London, Manchester and Bristol
Salary Grade 7 - £56,270 London; £50,010 Manchester and Bristol. Legal Officer - £42,844 (less than two years PQE)
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 1 May 2019


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. Our work as HMRC lawyers impacts upon the lives of millions.

Our efforts help HMRC to achieve its vital purpose to collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and to help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

Our lawyers work in specialist teams within a supportive team environment, handling specific areas of work. Each team tends to focus on either policy and operational advisory work or litigation. An HMRC lawyer can expect to move teams every few years to build up a wealth of skills and experience.

We have vacancies for lawyers in advisory and litigation work. We are particularly interested hearing from:

  • lawyers with experience of civil litigation, including cases involving public law, EU and ECHR arguments
  • commercial lawyers with a strong transactional background, with drafting and negotiation experience and a good working knowledge of contract and commercial law. We particularly welcome experience in IT/technology licensing, outsourcing and services agreements.
  • criminal lawyers with a good understanding of criminal law, evidence and procedure. We particularly welcome experience in the investigation or prosecution of serious complex fraud.

Please note that your application will be for a generalist qualified lawyer in SOLS.

If you have previous experience in a particular area of law, then you should reflect that in the CV section of the application form. However please bear in mind that you will be offered a role according to business need and not necessarily within your specialism.


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 HMRC Lawyers London, Manchester & Bristol

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Published 1 April 2019