Government Lawyer, Public Law – Welsh Government Jobs

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Job Description:

The Welsh Government is in the midst of a period of unprecedented change and challenge with a need to undertake critical work in connection with, amongst other things, EU transition and the response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic. The Legal Services Department within Welsh Government is seeking a number of highly talented lawyers to strengthen its capacity at a critical time in UK and Welsh affairs. With more than 100 lawyers and support staff, organised across a wide variety of subject areas, the Legal Services Department is the largest public sector legal department in Wales. It is responsible for the delivery of all legal services to the Welsh Ministers. This work places the Department’s lawyers at the heart of devolved government. They advise on complex matters of public law, on projects of national significance, on major constitutional developments, on addressing the challenges of EU transition and play a central role in the development of Welsh primary and secondary legislation and Welsh provision in UK legislation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will provide legal advice and legislative drafting services in a fast paced, public law environment in connection with matters that often have significant policy (and sometimes constitutional), importance.
  • You will work in a team environment, alongside both experienced government lawyers and policy officials in supporting the delivery and implementation of the Welsh Ministers’ legislative priorities and their broader “Programme for Government”.

Job Requirements:

  • As a government lawyer you will be part of the Civil Service and the Government Legal Profession.
  • Your experience will give you a unique understanding of the devolution settlement in Wales.

Job Details:

Company: Welsh Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: St Davids, Wales, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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