Trade Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department

Information for candidates applying for the Trade Lawyer vacancies at the Government Legal Department

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Headline Information

Department Government Legal Department
Division Department for International Trade Legal Advisers and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Legal Advisers
Job title Trade Lawyer
Salary Grade 7 - £48,400 (London), Legal Officer - £42,420 (up to 3 years PQE)
Location London
Application deadline Midday on Friday 20 October 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.

We are a non-ministerial government department with more than 2,200 employees, around 1,600 of who are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in Bristol and Leeds.

As an organisation our vision is to be trusted by government to provide consistently excellent and value for money services so government departments want to come to us to meet their legal needs, to be known throughout the legal profession for the quality of our legal work, and to be the best employer for our people.

A number of immediate opportunities with both the Department for International Trade Legal Advisers and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Legal Advisers have arisen at Grade 7 level, across the range of their trade law work including on trade disputes and free trade agreements.

It is anticipated that some lawyers will form part of international trade negotiation teams, which will involve travel abroad in due course.


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 Trade Lawyer Vacancy Notice

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Published 4 October 2017