Government Legal Profession

Public Sector & Government
About Government Legal Profession

Government lawyers provide a range of legal services to a vast number of government organisations. Whether the government is creating new laws, buying goods and services, investigating mergers which could restrict competition, setting the annual budget and collecting the right amount of tax, employing people, fighting organised crime or defending its decisions in court, it needs significant levels of legal advice on a whole range of complex issues. To carry out this work, the government employs its own lawyers, who understand its business, to provide legal services to a wide client base - including a range of central government departments and other government bodies.