G7 Attorney or Legal Officer
London and Leeds
£ 50,000 (Class 7) or £ 42,844 (Legal Officer)
With around 12,000 attorneys and attorneys at law, the Government Legal Department (GLD) is the largest provider of legal services in the entire government – from roads to rivers, health to human rights. Our work touches most aspects of public life. Our active commitment to make GLD an excellent workplace where everyone can develop their potential is reflected in an exceptionally high level of employee commitment and a dynamic working atmosphere that is unique.
GLD Employment Group provides central government employment litigation and advisory services to a client base of over 55 departments and public agencies. These roles provide successful candidates the opportunity to work on high-profile litigation, be at the center of policy making, advise on effective employment practice, and join a team that has a supportive and collaborative culture that is diversity and inclusion central.
The group comprises around 120 lawyers in offices in London and Leeds: We are expanding our presence in Leeds and London. GLD has set itself the goal of increasing its presence, particularly in Leeds, which is now the fastest growing legal sector in Great Britain and the country’s second largest legal center after London.
Hence, it is a really exciting time to join us.
In these functions, you have the opportunity to take on legal disputes or advisory matters for one of our around 55 customers, mainly for departments of the central government and their authorities. In addition to managing an interesting and often high profile number of legal disputes, there is an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects including litigation with multiple parties, managing insourcing and outsourcing contracts with staff transfers, and supporting good working relationships in all public service countries and a number of departmental restructurings. With the opportunity to join this fast-paced team, be it as an experienced practitioner or immediately after qualification, your professional progress is guaranteed.
Appointments are offered full-time or through a wide range of flexible work options, reflecting GLD’s commitment to diversity. Our employees are supported by excellent knowledge management, a comprehensive training program and a supportive culture of leadership and management at all levels of the organization.
You will succeed when you have the drive and ambition to provide quality service for a range of challenges. With good oral and written communication skills, your ability to give clear advice will prove crucial, as will your assessment of the legal risk and the quality of the legal judgment. You should be (or about to be) a qualified attorney, attorney or chartered legal executive in England and Wales, ideally with a degree of 2.1 or better. However, this is not strictly necessary if you can demonstrate a high academic level / or professional achievement.
We want to meet ambitious people who are able to find solutions to complex problems. So if you are excited to share your knowledge and develop the skills of our team in Leeds or London, please get in touch to discuss these opportunities.