Welcome to the Government Legal Department. We are the government’s principle legal advisors. The Government Legal Department (GLD) is the largest provider of legal services across government, working with all the main Whitehall Departments. From roads to rivers, and health to human rights, our work touches on most aspects of public life.
This site is dedicated to the application process for GLD Always On Lawyers. We have created a website to give you more detailed information about the Government Legal Department. Do please take the time to read more if you wish at the Always On recruitment campaign.
Please note, to apply for the Always On role, you can come back to this site by using the Apply link on the GLD Qualified website.
The department has more than 14 client-facing advisory teams who provide legal advice on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, draft secondary legislation and work with Parliamentary Counsel on primary legislation. Our cross-cutting expert service groups for Litigation, Employment and Commercial Law provide specialist legal services to a wide range of government departments and public bodies.
We are a non-ministerial government department with more than 2,500 employees, around 1,800 of whom are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in Bristol, Manchester, and Leeds.
Our vision is to be trusted by government to provide consistently excellent and value for money services so government departments want to come to us to meet their legal needs, to be known throughout the legal profession for the quality of our legal work, and to be the best employer for our people.
We offer unique and high-profile work, helping the government to govern well, within the rule of law.
We have a website providing more information about the work we do and our Always On recruitment campaign. You can return to this job application system at any time using the Apply link on the Always On campaign information website.
Please note that you will need to register on this site before being able to apply. Once registered you will be able to log into your profile and manage your application.
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