New Government lawyer posts

Government gives new employment opportunities to CILEx lawyers

Frances Edwards, CILEx president17 June 2015

The Government Legal Service has opened up their lawyer roles to Chartered Legal Executives for the first time.

Following an in-depth review of recruitment practices, the head of government legal service and treasury solicitor Jonathan Jones approved proposals made by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

CILEx President Frances Edwards said: “There are still some organisations who overlook the full spectrum of lawyers they can recruit, depriving them of practically-trained specialist lawyers. The Government Legal Service has adapted to reflect the modern ways that lawyers are educated, and I am grateful to Jonathan and the entire Government Legal Service team for their work which will broaden opportunities for CILEx lawyers”

The first round of recruitment open to Chartered Legal Executives is now live, with roles in advising Treasury ministers on tax law open for the first time.

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