Strategic Lawyer

  • Per Hour
  • Location
    Greater London
  • Basis

Strategic Lawyer – London – 6 month contract – £35.42ph umbrella

Our client is looking for a Strategic Solicitor to provide advisory work: working in partnership with clients to enable them to operate effectively within the law and achieve the best legal outcomes in the given context

Job responsibilities:
· meet agreed timetables for providing advice or documents
· produce written work in plain English and which is legally sound and clear
· provide advice which addresses policy aims and takes account of wider client department and Government policy
· provide constructive advice which develops solutions to legal problems
· use the GLD risk guidance when expressing advice on risk.
· Litigation support: working in partnership with client department colleagues, specialist litigators and other government departments to deal efficiently and professionally with legal cases, to ensure the best legal outcome for the Department.

Essential skills and experience:
* Qualified as a solicitor/lawyer or equivalent
* sound understanding of public law.
* Reliable legal judgment and appreciation of legal risk.
* The ability to think strategically and creatively, see legal issues in their wider context and advise accordingly.
* Sound analysis, using secure legal research to produce timely and fit for purpose advice.
* The ability to communicate advice effectively both in writing and orally.
* An understanding of the role of lawyers in government. The ability to rapidly to get up to speed with new area of law.
* Confidence to engage with clients, Ministers etc – you will be expected build and maintain effective business relationships relevant to your work and contribute to the smooth running of the team, Division and the Government Legal Department (GLD).

This is a hybrid working opportunity.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV over to with the job reference: 84485. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, please assume you have been unsuccessful in your application at this time.

strgroup is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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