We are the government’s principal legal advisers.

Due to the ever-changing needs of the response of Covid-19, the Government Legal Department has made the difficult decision to pause all upcoming and ongoing recruitment for Qualified Lawyers until further notice. Please keep checking back here for further updates.

We provide legal advice to government on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, and represent the government in court. From roads to rivers, and health to human rights, our work touches on most aspects of public life.

We offer unique and high-profile work, helping the government to govern well, within the rule of law.

Jonathan Jones is the Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department and Treasury Solicitor. Please follow his insight and updates on Twitter using the link below.