Lawyer vacancies in the Ministry of Defence Legal Advisers at the Government Legal Department

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Headline Information

Job title Lawyer
Division Ministry of Defence Legal Advisers
Location Bristol
Salary Grade 7 - £47,025 (National), Legal Officer - £42,000 (up to 3 years PQE)
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 22 March 2017


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.

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.

The Ministry of Defence Legal Advisers (a division within GLD) is responsible for civilian legal support and services to Ministry of Defence ministers and the department. There are legal teams in London, Bristol, Cyprus and Germany – which provide legal advice across the full range of the department’s activities.

This vacancy is in the Commercial Law directorate based in Bristol, in the purpose built headquarters of the Defence Equipment and Support Agency at Abbey Wood.

Within the team there are currently three main units, each of which advises on general commercial matters and on the following particular specialist areas:

  • Advising the MOD in its major projects
  • Advising on the effects of different regulatory structures on MOD’s commercial activities
  • Advising on international activities
  • Advising the MOD on its legal position in disputes on major contracts


For further information about the post and application enquiries, please contact the GLD Recruitment Team or telephone 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417.

GLD Lawyer Bristol Vacancy Notice

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Published 28 February 2017