Senior Lawyer (5-9 PQE)

Hays Legal
England, London
01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Iweta Kalinowska
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

An unparalleled Senior Lawyer job with the Government Legal Department in London.

Your new company
The Government Legal Department is the single largest provider of legal services to the government. Its expert legal teams provide advisory services to nearly all of the main Whitehall departments. With more than 1800 qualified lawyers, working within 15 client-facing advisory divisions embedded with their client departments, it is one of the largest legal businesses in the country.

Your new role
A unique opportunity has arisen for Senior Lawyers to join the legal team on advising and developing legislation on unprecedented scale and complexity, and supporting ordinary business of government. A number of roles are available on fixed-term appointments, up to 2 years, as well as on a temporary basis. Shorter assignments as well as part-time and flexible working is available.

What you'll need to succeed
This exceptional opportunity to join one of the largest legal businesses in the country, at a truly ground-breaking time, is open to Senior Lawyers (Solicitors, Barristers and CILEX Officers) with relevant specialist expertise in at least one of the following fields:

  • Legislative drafting, particularly secondary legislation
  • Commercial contracts, particularly public procurement
  • Rail franchising
  • Financial services law
  • International trade law
  • Agricultural, fisheries or food law
  • Environmental law
  • Local government law, particularly housing and local government finance
  • Pensions - private pensions and/or public sector schemes
  • Media law
  • Telecoms and broadband

The ideal candidate will have between 5-9 years' PQE, with particular expertise covering one of the areas listed above. Other experience levels will also be considered if demonstrating expertise in a given sector of law. You should be passionate about contributing to public service, particularly during this time of great change and opportunity.

What you'll get in return
This is an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to shaping the country during a time of extreme flux with Brexit fast approaching. You can get involved in exciting work of unprecedented complexity and scale, as well as contributing to public service. This is a remarkable chance to undertake career defining work, which can be a differentiation on your route to Partnership or Head of Legal. The Government Legal Department offers flexible working and working from home, where appropriate, as well as good work-life balance.

What you need to do now
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