Lawyer vacancies in the Welsh Government

Information on the Lawyer vacancies at the Welsh Government

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Headline Information

Department Welsh Government
Division Legal Services Department
Job title Government Lawyer - Public Law
Location Cardiff
Salary £48,650
Application deadline 16:00, Friday 9 February 2018

The Legal Services Department is responsible for the delivery of all legal services to the Welsh Government, including advice on complex matters of public law, the handling of high profile litigation and the preparation of all Welsh Government subordinate legislation.

Welsh Government Lawyers work to a Senior Government Lawyer who is a Team Leader within a specified portfolio. Those portfolios are as designated by the Director of Legal Services, and may be the subject of change from time to time to reflect the wider organisation of the Welsh Government, the business needs of the office or to facilitate professional development within the office.

The Legal Services Department is responsible for the delivery of all legal services to the Welsh Ministers. It is an exciting time to be at the heart of the Welsh Government as it takes forward the new devolution settlement, with new and enhanced powers alongside undertaking critical work on EU Withdrawal.

The appointment of additional public lawyers will further strengthen the ability of the Legal Services Department to support the Welsh Government at this critical time.

Open Day

To gain more information on working for the Welsh Government and on the role of Welsh Government Lawyers, interested candidates are cordially invited to drop in at our Open Day on Thursday 25 January 2018, anytime between 11:00 and 15:00 at our Welsh Government offices in London or Cardiff.

For security purposes, please confirm your attendance at the Open Day in advance, by email, to Barbara Brown.


For application enquiries, please contact the HR Team at the Welsh Government.


For further information on the post and to apply, please visit the Welsh Government’s Recruitment Website.

Published 16 January 2018