Property Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department, MOD Legal Advisers

Information for candidates applying for Property Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department, MOD Legal Advisers based in Bristol

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Department Government Legal Department
Division Ministry of Defence Legal Advisers
Job Title Property Lawyer
Location Bristol
Salary Grade 7 - £47,400; Legal Officer (less than 3 years’ PQE) - £42,844
Application deadline Midday on Friday 14 June 2019


Vacancy details

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 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.

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.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Legal Advisers is a division within the Government Legal Department.

The post is in their Property Law Team within the Commercial Law directorate in the purpose built headquarters of the Defence Equipment and Support Agency at Abbey Wood based in Bristol. The team presently consists of 10 lawyers and a number of support staff.

Within the team advice is given on the following particular specialist areas:

  • Advising the Defence Infrastructure Organisation within the MOD in its real estate projects and transactions. You would be assisting in initial business planning decisions, appointing and working with external lawyers, advising on commercial property law issues, drafting contractual documentation, negotiating with buyers and tenants to ensure the best possible arrangements are put in place. The work calls, amongst other skills, for the ability to understand the commercial property world and practice;

  • Advising on property law issues within commercial projects where infrastructure requirements arise. Projects are led by colleagues within the Commercial Law team and you would be working closely alongside them.


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 GLD Property Lawyers Bristol

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Published 29 May 2019