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Lawyer

Employer
GLS - HMRC
Location
Leeds, Manchester, and Bristol
Salary
£52,077 Leeds, Manchester, and Bristol and £40,175 for lawyers up to 1-year PQE
Closing date
16 Feb 2022

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Practice area
Tax
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
Position
Solicitor
Sector
Public sector/Charities
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Job Details

Make a difference at the heart of Government

Are you a qualified lawyer, looking for innovative, stimulating and rewarding work? Do you have good legal skills and reliable legal judgement with the ability to think strategically and creatively and see legal issues in their wider context? If so, we’d like you to join our legal teams in Leeds, Manchester, or Bristol.

HMRC’s work impacts the lives of millions: we help collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and give targeted financial support, including the recent pandemic support schemes. As a HMRC lawyer, you will have a unique opportunity to make the law - through advice and legislation - and to contribute to the development of the interpretation of the law - through the major cases we litigate.

What will you be doing?

As an advisory lawyer you could expect to: advise HMRC colleagues and Treasury ministers on the interpretation and application of tax legislation, work on primary legislation, support policy colleagues through the parliamentary process and draft statutory instruments. Commercial lawyers could expect to; advise on high value and complex public procurement and contractual commercial legal issues within government, supporting to HMRC's largest transformation programmes including IT and Estates and our day to day banking and general commercial operations.  

Criminal lawyers could expect to advise and support investigators to take forward HMRC's tax enforcement activity in investigating serious complex fraud and other criminal noncompliance. Litigation Lawyers could expect to; litigate cases ranging from big money tax cases and resisting judicial review challenges to litigating civil cases against those who benefit from the proceeds of crime; consider novel and challenging points of law and contribute to developing the interpretation of the law, regularly litigating through the higher courts to the Supreme Court.

About us

You’ll join a friendly and helpful community, we believe that we are a great place to work, and we want your experience of working with us to be outstanding.  We are a diverse and inclusive employer, supporting social mobility and giving opportunities to people. You will have a supportive, encouraging environment with great learning and career development opportunities. We are creating a genuinely diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels able to bring their best.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be, able to provide legally sound risk based advise; able to explain complex issues in writing and orally, in a way that is easy to understand; analytical with good research skills; resilient and able to work under pressure; available and approachable and receptive to new ideas; able to cope with new process and change; self-aware and keen to use feedback to help you learn and develop as a professional.   

We have vacancies in all our lawyer roles. We would like to hear from you whatever stage you are at in your legal career. We welcome applications from lawyers who have existing knowledge of our work or tax experience, whatever your experience we will give you training and support to develop your knowledge and expertise.

Our benefits

Salaries: £52,077 Leeds, Manchester, and Bristol and £40,175, Leeds: Manchester and Bristol £40,175 for lawyers up to 1-year PQE legal experience. The salary is not negotiable.

You’ll get the benefits that come with working in the Civil Service including an attractive pension package and annual leave allowances and access to a Flexible Working Hours Approach with the opportunity (though not a contractual entitlement) to work from home for two days per week, or more where the business agrees.

These are non-reserved posts. For full details on nationality requirements, please refer to www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/nationality-rules_______________________________________________

To apply, please visit www.gov.uk/glp

The GLP Recruitment Team can be contacted on 0845 3000 793 / 0117 923 4417, or at glsqualified@tmpw.co.uk.

Calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes.

There is a Lawyers Application Process Insight Webinar available on 27 January 2022.If you wish to attend please apply using this link here HMRC Lawyer Application Process Insights (on24.com)

Interviews will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams.

Completed application forms are to be received by 7 February 2022

Company

Departments (in particular the Government Legal Department) fill vacancies when there are gaps in their legal capacity that cannot be filled from the existing population.

Qualified lawyer posts are open to barristers, solicitors and chartered legal executives who meet the professional qualifications criteria.

There are around 2,300 lawyers providing civil advisory and litigation services to central government departments.

Departments have clear policies surrounding the amount of time they expect their lawyers to remain in a particular post. This is usually between 3 and 4 years. After this time, lawyers considering a move are advised to work with their legal managers and consider what their next post might be.

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