Interim Trade Lawyer – Hybrid Working

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Interim Trade Lawyer - Hybrid Working
Interim Position

PSR 1JP00058755

Posted: 22nd June 2022 08:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £35.80 per hour pay range subject to IR35 status

  • Hours per Week:


  • Anticipated 3 months

  • London
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Interim -Hybrid Working - PSR1JP00058755
Pay Rate: Up to £35.80 per hour pay range subject to IR35 status


The work of the legal team is diverse, fast-paced, challenging and often high-profile. Working closely with lawyers across government:

Key Accountabilities:

  • The Team lawyers advise on the development and implementation of the international trade and investment strategy and policy.
  • The Division regularly takes part in trade negotiations, including for free trade agreements and initiatives in the World Trade Organization, and advises on trade disputes. The team's work covers all aspects of trade and investment law, from trade in goods and services to government procurement, intellectual property and sustainable development.
  • The Export Controls and Sanctions team provides advice on matters of strategic and operational policy relating to the export of goods from the UK and in relation to the implementation of the UK's sanctions regime. The work often involves providing advice to senior officials and ministers on public and international law, and drafting secondary legislation.
  • The work is likely to involve a rapid learning curve to acquire legal skills and knowledge not required in private practice. Strong intellectual and analytical skills are therefore important. The team can offer a supportive environment where they help you to acquire the necessary expertise together with a thriving CPD-accredited in-house training programme.


Key Requirements:

  • Experience with international negotiations, international dispute settlement procedures, trade in services, border administration, intellectual property, international development, export control or sanctions law issues would be desirable.
  • Experience with international negotiations, international dispute settlement procedures, trade in services, border administration, intellectual property, international development, export control or sanctions law issues
  • Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in their first degree (in any subject). Where an applicant holds an overseas degree qualification this should be equivalent to a 2.1 degree. However, this Department will consider applicants who do not have a 2.1 degree where satisfactory evidence of equivalent high level academic and/or professional achievement can be provided. (e.g. via relevant experience and results achieved for the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/CPE, Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)).


Professional Qualifications

  • Applicants must be qualified to practise as a Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive in England and Wales (or will be qualified by 1 September 2022). You must have completed a training contract/pupillage/qualifying employment, or have been exempted from this by the Law Society, the Bar Council or CILEx.
  • Applicants qualified in a jurisdiction outside England and Wales will be required to undertake the Solicitors Qualifying Examination within 5 years of appointment, and employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of the SQE within this time period. The team offers some partial funding for the SQE; however applicants should note that there is also a cost to the individual.
  • Professional entry criteria for Chartered Legal Executives (i.e. Fellows): Chartered Legal Executives are eligible to apply where (i) a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) is held; or (ii) the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/CPE has been completed; or (iii) where exams have been passed (i.e. a score of 50% or above achieved), at CILEx Level 6*, in all of the following seven foundation subjects in law: 1. Contract Law, 2. Criminal Law
    3. Equity and Trusts Law, 4. European Union Law, 5. Land Law, 6. Public Law and 7. Law of Tort

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, not that they would exclude candidates willing to travel/relocate, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Interim Trade Lawyer - Hybrid Working
Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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