Senior commercial lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department March 2017

Information for candidates applying for the senior commercial lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department

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Headline Information

Job title Senior Commercial Lawyer
Location London
Salary Grade 6 - £61,200 to £75,200 (London)
Application deadline Thursday 13 April at Midday


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 Commercial Law Group (CLGp) was launched on 2 June 2014, enabling the start of the journey towards a unified expert commercial law service for government. CLGp was created by drawing together the existing commercial lawyers in several departments and consists of six teams based in Whitehall/Westminster in the main government buildings for the client department which they advise or one of the other client departments in CLGp.

There is an increase in workload across CLGp generally, largely due to the need to drive value from departmental contracts and because of new programmes of purchasing. This increase in demand for CLGp’s services has led to the need to recruit high calibre, commercial lawyers to help deliver the continuing success of CLGp. The work of CLGp offers some of the most interesting, varied, complex and high-profile commercial in-house work available anywhere.

Successful candidates can expect to be involved in some of the most high profile, complex and far reaching commercial issues in government.


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 Senior Commercial Lawyer Vacancy Notice

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Published 21 March 2017