Grade 7 - £48,985 - £58,000
17 Jan 2022
31 Jan 2022
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Litigator - Commercial Law Group


Grade 7 - £48,985 - £58,000, Legal Officer - £43,916 (up to 3 years PQE)

Flexible working arrangements can be discussed, but at least 40% office working is expected (2 days a week if full time)


Tackle unparalleled challenges in our high-achieving team.

Who we are

Commercial Law Group is a dynamic and specialist commercial legal service, launched in June 2014, to create for the first time, a single expert source of commercial legal advice across government. Whilst our legal work is often novel and challenging, Commercial Law Group is friendly and welcoming, with a strong culture of collaborating and supporting one another. Feedback from our lawyers taking part in the most recent Civil Service People Survey demonstrates that staff can rely upon each other to help when things get difficult, are treated fairly at work and are proud to work for CLGp and GLD.

With 190 lawyers in CLGp, in teams ranging in size from 8 to 33, our lawyers receive all-encompassing support from our Business Management Team. CLGp has 6 legal teams providing commercial law support to a range of government departments as well as our litigation team conducting commercial litigation and providing dispute resolution services to central government. We also have a Property Hub, which advises on specialist property matters.

The role

We are now looking for ambitious Grade 7 Lawyers and Legal Officers to support us with the high-quality legal advice we produce on all commercial and litigation issues impacting on the Government, highly visible work scrutinised by the media and Parliament. Always varied and interesting -you can expect to handle a wide range of challenges on issues such as commercial contracts, contract management, public procurement, intellectual property, data protection and information law, construction, competition, admiralty, public law and judicial review.

Providing legal advice on sensitive issues and on questions of policy, you will work with both government colleagues and third parties to handle disputes and reach commercial settlements through negotiation and mediation. Utilising all methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution, you will work primarily on UK-focused issues, but you may occasionally also handle disputes involving other jurisdictions. With the opportunity to develop specialist expertise, you will support Senior Lawyers and the Deputy Director in delivering litigation work, always within deadline.

About you

If you have some litigation experience, gained within a commercial litigation environment, this is a unique place in which to further your career. We are looking for Solicitors, Barristers or Chartered Legal Executives who have completed a training contract, pupillage or qualifying employment, or are exempted from this by the Law Society, the Bar Council or CILEx. With sound legal judgement and great analytical skills, we will also expect you to have commercial and contract law experience. Crucially you will have the capacity to explain complex issues in a way that is easy to understand, and you will have the sensitivity to deliver difficult messages with clarity. As a team player who has good verbal and written communication skills, you will be a proactive individual who has the capacity to be highly persuasive.

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