Grade 6 Commercial Lawyer

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£58,700 – 71,000
19 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

Grade 6 Commercial Lawyer

Full time / Part time / Job share

Location: Leeds
Closing date: 2nd September 2019 (Midday)
Salary Range:  £58,700 – 71,000

The Department

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 whom are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in Bristol, Manchester, and Leeds. 

As an organisation our vision is to be trusted by government to provide consistently excellent and value for money services so government departments want to come to us to meet their legal needs, to be known throughout the legal profession for the quality of our legal work, and to be the best employer for our people.

Commercial Law Group

The Commercial Law Group (CLGp) was launched on 2 June 2014, to create a unified expert commercial law service for government.

CLGp is friendly and welcoming, with a strong culture of collaborating and supporting one another. The most recent Civil Service People Survey results demonstrate, for example, that people feel they can rely upon each other to help when things get difficult, they are treated fairly at work and they are proud to work for GLD.


The Grade 6 Senior Lawyer post is a key leadership role in our organisation, providing direction to mini teams and supporting Deputy Directors in the delivery of commercial legal services to large Government Departments and Executive Agencies.

Post-holders are likely to be required to manage other lawyers within their team.  They will be expected to lead and be responsible for a range of complex and challenging projects and to provide strong professional leadership helping to build capability in the organisation in line with corporate objectives.

Post holders will be expected to demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills as well as strong skills of legal and strategic analysis, sound judgement, pragmatism and pro-activity.  They should be able to command the confidence of senior clients and ministers. They will also be expected to make a valuable contribution to the wider team and the department as a whole through knowledge management, training, projects and other opportunities that demonstrate GLD Values.

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