Qualified Lawyers – Government Legal Jobs

Website Government Legal Department

Job Description:

We are looking for highly capable qualified lawyers to join our supportive teams where we can offer a challenging and exciting career.
We provide legal advice to Government Departments on matters that are frequently scrutinized in Parliament and the media. Our advisory clients range from Departments such as the Home Office, the Department for International Trade to the Department for Health and the Ministry of Defence, to name just a few. Whether you join us as an advisory, employment, commercial or litigation lawyer, we offer broad and unrivalled career opportunities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Employment Group acts as a shared service centre for advice and litigation across all government departments.
  • The Group covers the full spectrum of employment work ranging from day to a day advice to HR staff to advice on large scale employment policies affecting every civil servant.
  • It deals with employment litigation against the Government from single unfair dismissal cases to multi-party equal pay and pensions cases.
  • It also advises on the employment aspects of large scale commercial insourcing and outsourcing contracts

Job Requirements:

  • Sound understanding of public law.
  • The ability to think strategically and creatively, see legal issues in their wider context and advise accordingly.
  • Sound analysis, using secure legal research to produce timely and fit for purpose advice.
  • Reliable legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in their first degree (in any subject).
  • Where an applicant holds an overseas degree qualification this should be equivalent to a 2.1 degree.
  • GLD will consider applicants who do not have a 2.1 degree but only where satisfactory evidence of equivalent high level academic and/or professional achievement can be provided (e.g. via relevant experience and results achieved for the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/CPE, Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)).

Job Details:

Company: Government Legal Department Jobs

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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