Senior Lawyers (10+ PQE) - Commercial Legal Group
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. There is currently a need for experienced Senior Lawyers to join the Commercial Legal Group (CLGp).
Your new role
A unique opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lawyer (10+ PQE) to join the one of the client departments of the GLD (such as CLGp) on advising, developing and drafting legislation on unprecedented scale and complexity, and supporting ordinary business of government. You will anticipate possible legal challenges and provide officials and Ministers with clear legal risk assessments. Finally you will provide non-contentious commercial legal services to a number of Departments. GLGp are open to commercial Legal experience from a range of areas including, but not limited too, Construction Law.
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), ideally with ideal candidate will have over 10 years' PQE, with particular expertise covering one of the areas listed below.
- 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
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 an exciting highlight to your career as Partner 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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