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Grade 7 Qualified Lawyer

  • Employer: Government Legal Department
  • Reference: GLD/23/252420
  • Published: Tue 22/08/2023, 14:48 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 19/09/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Job-Share, Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Grade 7 Lawyer – £52,015 (London), £50,455 (Leeds, Manchester and Bristol. Legal Officer – £45,234 (up to three years PQE)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Westminster, manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire

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Grade 7 Qualified Lawyer

About Us

The Government Legal Department is the largest provider of legal services across government. From energy to security, health to human rights, we help to deliver life changing law. Our vision is to be an outstanding legal organisation, committed to the highest standards of service and professionalism. We also strive to be a brilliant place to work, where you can fulfil your potential. 

The Role

These vacancies are for permanent roles across all our London and Leeds, Manchester and Bristol based divisions. We have roles that can be worked full-time, part-time or as part of a job share.

For certain roles, some travel may be required, including to Brussels. Our starting salary for Grade 7 lawyers is £52,015 (London) or £50,455 (Leeds, Manchester and Bristol) and £45,234 for those joining us with less than 3 years' PQE until they hit 3 years' PQE or are in service for one year, whichever comes sooner. Please note salary is non-negotiable.

About You

Applicants must be qualified to practise as a Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive in England and Wales (or will be qualified 3 months from application date). You must have completed a training contract/pupillage/qualifying employment, or have been exempted from this by the Law Society, the Bar Council or CILEx.

Location: London/Leeds/Manchester or Bristol (indicate preference in application form)

Appointment term: Permanent

Number of posts: c. 50

Salary range : Grade 7 Lawyer – £52,015 (London), £50,455 (Leeds, Manchester and Bristol. Legal Officer – £45,234 (up to three years PQE)

GLD has been successful in obtaining an enhanced pay award for G7 and G6 lawyers for 2 years commencing April 2023 and April 2024, the full details of which are still to be determined. The advertised salaries are likely to increase as a result once implemented.

Patterns: Full time / Part time / Job share

Travel required: Sometimes

CRB Required: Yes

Disability Confidence Scheme: Yes

Reserved / Non-reserved: Non-reserved

If you would prefer to download all the information relating to these vacancies, you can do so by downloading the PDF file from the attachment section above the Job Description.

This vacancy will close at midday on the 19th September 2023 at noon.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact the GLD Recruitment Team:

Telephone: 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417


To apply please click on the relevant application link below:

Bristol Wave 6:

Manchester Wave 6:

London/Leeds Wave 61: