Trade Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department August 2018

Information for candidates applying for the Trade Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department based in London

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Headline Information

Department Government Legal Department
Divisions Department for International Trade Legal Advisers, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Legal Advisers, Treasury Legal Advisers and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Legal Advisers
Job Title Trade Lawyer
Location London
Salary Grade 7 - £48,400 (London); Legal Officer - £42,420 (up to 3 years PQE)
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 5 September 2018


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 2,300 employees, around 1,800 of who are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in Bristol, Manchester and Leeds.

These posts are London based only.

There are a number of immediate Trade Lawyer opportunities in GLD legal teams such as Department for International Trade, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy - across the range of their trade law work.

Some posts may require travel abroad in due course.


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 Trade Lawyers London

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Published 1 August 2018