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Senior Commercial Lawyer (Grade 6)
  • Employer: Government Legal Department
  • Reference: GLD/23/232405
  • Published: Mon 13/03/2023, 12:57 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/04/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £62,348-£77,456
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Westminster, manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire

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Senior Commercial Lawyer (Grade 6)

Lead unique and high-profile work for government

The Government Legal Department (GLD) provides legal advice to the primary Whitehall Government departments and public bodies on some of the most important projects in the UK. These issues are frequently reviewed and scrutinised in Parliament and by the media. From roads to rivers, health to human rights, our work touches on most aspects of public life. And it’s where you come in.

The Role:

Since 2014, Commercial Law Group (CLG) has been providing a dynamic and specialist commercial legal service – creating a first of its kind service – and a single expert source across Government. Our work also includes specialist support in litigation, employment and commercial law to a range of external departments and public bodies.

As a Senior Commercial lawyer, you’ll play a key leadership role in a challenging and exciting professional environment. With clients ranging from the Home Office to the Department of Business and Trade, the Ministry of Defence to the Department for Health & Social Care we offer a broad and unrivalled career with strong and ongoing development . You  will lead, manage, develop and supervise the work of other lawyers within your team. You will develop strategies, and be responsible for delivering quality legal advice, on a range of complex and challenging projects to meet key deadlines.

About You:

You must either be a Chartered Legal Executive or qualified Solicitor with a solid body of experience behind you. 

With extensive and demonstrable commercial and contract law experience you’ll think creatively and strategically about a range of legal issues within a wider context and have proven experience of delivering advice accordingly. Your reliable judgement, analysis and appreciation of legal risk will pair with the confidence to give persuasive, balanced and strong risk-based advice.

You will demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills as well as strong skills of legal and strategic analysis, sound judgement, pragmatism and pro-activity .Your excellent, well-rounded interpersonal skills will allow you to work comfortably at pace. Whether in your team or with internal and external stakeholders your pragmatic approach to developing strategies and delivering legal advice of the highest quality will ensure everyone is satisfied and confident in the organisation.


Working at GLD is going to be a constant and rapid learning curve. We offer a supportive and thorough career progression & development programme with opportunities to work in a number of legal areas and authorities. In return you can expect a competitive pay package, an excellent Civil Service Pension and flexible working arrangement

Commercial Law Group Recruitment Open Evenings:

These virtual sessions aim to engage the potential applicants by giving them an insight into the group. It is also an opportunity to hear from CLG’s Director’s Office, Senior Leadership Team members and the Commercial Lawyers.

Thursday 23 March at 5.30pm-6.50pm

Thursday 30 March at 5.30pm-6.50pm

To register your attendance please email CLG Resourcing