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Grade 7 Qualified Lawyer | London
Salary: £58,000 

Those with less than 3 years' PQE will receive £47,541 until they reach 3 years' PQE or complete one year of service, whichever comes sooner. Please note that the salary is non-negotiable.

GLD has successfully secured an enhanced pay offer for lawyers. This multi-year deal means that, in addition to the salary offered to Grade 7 lawyers in this  qualified lawyer campaign, there will be a further increase next year. In April 2024, the minimum Grade 7 lawyer salary will be £61,200.

About Us:
The Government Legal Department is the leading provider of legal services across the government. We play a crucial role in a wide range of areas, from energy to security, health to human rights, shaping legislation that has a profound impact on people's lives. Our aim is to be an exceptional legal organization, dedicated to the highest standards of service and professionalism. We are committed to creating a nurturing work environment where you can achieve your full potential.

Why Choose Us:

  • Meaningful Work: As a Grade 7 Qualified Lawyer, you will be responsible for drafting legislation, offering legal advice on policies, and safeguarding the government's economic interests.
  • Wide Geographic Reach: Our offices span across major cities such as London, Leeds, Manchester, and Bristol, giving you the opportunity to work in various locations.
  • Diverse Expertise: You will be exposed to a range of legal areas, including Litigation, Employment, Commercial Law, and more, enhancing your breadth of knowledge and skills.
  • Modern Civil Service: Join us in shaping the future through our transformation agenda, as we modernize the way legal services are delivered.

The Role:
These are permanent positions. We offer flexible working arrangements such as full-time, part-time, or job-share options. Some roles may require occasional travel, including to Brussels. 

About You:   
To be eligible, applicants must be qualified to practice as a Solicitor, Barrister, or Chartered Legal Executive in England and Wales. Alternatively, you should be on track to qualify within 3 months from the application date. Experience in a training contract, pupillage, qualifying employment, or exemption from these requirements as recognized by the Law Society, the Bar Council, or CILEx is required.

Application Deadline: This vacancy will close on November 27th 2023, at noon.

Open Day:
Come along to our Qualified Lawyers Recruitment Open Evenings: These virtual sessions aim to engage potential applicants by providing insight into various GLD divisions such as Employment, Advisory, Litigation & Commercial. It is also an opportunity to hear from our Senior Leaders and other Lawyers.
- Wednesday, November 15th, at 5:30 pm-7 pm