Make a difference at the heart of Government
Are you a qualified lawyer, looking for innovative, stimulating and rewarding work? Do
you have good legal skills and reliable legal judgement with the ability to think
strategically and creatively and see legal issues in their wider context? If so, we’d like
you to join our legal teams in Leeds, Manchester, or Bristol.
HMRC’s work impacts the lives of millions: we help collect the money that pays for the
UK’s public services and give targeted financial support, including the recent pandemic
support schemes. As a HMRC lawyer, you will have a unique opportunity to make the
law - through advice and legislation - and to contribute to the development of the
interpretation of the law - through the major cases we litigate.
What will you be doing?
As an advisory lawyer you could expect to: advise HMRC colleagues and Treasury
ministers on the interpretation and application of tax legislation, work on primary
legislation, support policy colleagues through the parliamentary process and draft
statutory instruments. Commercial lawyers could expect to; advise on high value and
complex public procurement and contractual commercial legal issues within
government, supporting to HMRC's largest transformation programmes including IT
and Estates and our day to day banking and general commercial operations.
Criminal lawyers could expect to advise and support investigators to take forward
HMRC's tax enforcement activity in investigating serious complex fraud and other
criminal noncompliance. Litigation Lawyers could expect to; litigate cases ranging from
big money tax cases and resisting judicial review challenges to litigating civil cases
against those who benefit from the proceeds of crime; consider novel and challenging
points of law and contribute to developing the interpretation of the law, regularly
litigating through the higher courts to the Supreme Court.
You’ll join a friendly and helpful community, we believe that we are a great place to
work, and we want your experience of working with us to be outstanding. We are a
diverse and inclusive employer, supporting social mobility and giving opportunities to
people. You will have a supportive, encouraging environment with great learning and
career development opportunities. We are creating a genuinely diverse and inclusive
workplace where everyone feels able to bring their best.
Who are we looking for?
You’ll be, able to provide legally sound risk based advise; able to explain
complex issues in writing and orally, in a way that is easy to understand;
analytical with good research skills; resilient and able to work under pressure;
available and approachable and receptive to new ideas; able to cope with new
process and change; self-aware and keen to use feedback to help you learn
and develop as a professional.
We have vacancies in all our lawyer roles. We would like to hear from you
whatever stage you are at in your legal career. We welcome applications from
lawyers who have existing knowledge of our work or tax experience, whatever
your experience we will give you training and support to develop your
knowledge and expertise.
Salaries: £52,077 Leeds, Manchester, and Bristol and £40,175, Leeds:
Manchester and Bristol £40,175 for lawyers up to 1-year PQE legal
experience. The salary is not negotiable.
You’ll get the benefits that come with working in the Civil Service including an
attractive pension package and annual leave allowances and access to a
Flexible Working Hours Approach with the opportunity (though not a
contractual entitlement) to work from home for two days per week, or more
where the business agrees.
These are non-reserved posts. For full details on nationality requirements,
please refer to www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/nationality-
To apply, please visit www.gov.uk/glp
The GLP Recruitment Team can be contacted on 0845 3000 793 / 0117
923 4417, or at email@example.com.
Calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes.
There is a Lawyers Application Process Insight Webinar available on 27
January 2022.If you wish to attend please apply using this link here
HMRC Lawyer Application Process Insights (on24.com)
Interviews will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams.
Completed application forms are to be received by 7 February 2022