Information for candidates applying for the Litigation Specialist Senior Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department
|Department||Government Legal Department|
|Job title||Litigation Specialist Senior Lawyer|
|Salary||Grade 6 - £61,800|
|Application deadline||Midday on Tuesday 28 May 2019|
The Government Legal Department (GLD) is the largest provider of legal services across government, working with over 180 government departments and agencies. From roads to rivers, and health to human rights, our work touches on most aspects of public life.
The department has more than 12 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.
We are a non-ministerial government department with more than 2,500 employees, around 1,800 of who are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in Bristol and Leeds.
These vacancies are based in London.
GLD’s litigation lawyers conduct a wide range of often high profile cases. We have a substantial private law practice representing large government departments such as the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Defence. These teams deal with high profile group actions, actions under ECHR, personal injury, clinical negligence, misfeasance in public office, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and other claims.
Litigation lawyers also provide expert representation in relation to inquests and public inquiries. We regularly litigate through the higher courts to the Supreme Court and offer the opportunity to handle cases at the forefront of the developing law.
Our senior litigators manage complex and varied caseloads within a supportive team environment, working alongside counsel from the Attorney General’s Panels. They also play an important co-ordination role when litigation involves cross cutting legal issues for diverse government departments.
For further information about the post and application enquiries, please contact the Recruitment Team or telephone 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417.