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Legal Adviser to the Chancellor of the High Court

Legal Adviser to the Chancellor of the High Court

  • About the Firm: The Ministry of Justice is a ministerial department of the British Government headed by the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor.
  • About the Role: This in-house role is based in the Private Office to the Chancellor of the High Court, and line managed by the Private Secretary. This is a small team of four people, including the lawyer, so some adaptability and flexibility is required.
  • Looking for: Among your myriad attributes, we are looking to secure your practical experience of civil law and particularly of the Business and Property Courts, an understanding of the multiple areas of specialisation in those courts, namely trusts, probate, intellectual property law, competition law, and insolvency law, and an interest in legal, practical and strategic policy issues.
  • Opportunities: The opportunities afforded to you will include, but not be limited to, providing advice to the Chancellor of the High Court (CHC) in relation to the duties delegated to him by the LCJ under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005; identifying and responding to new issues on which guidance is required and draft Practice Directions for approval by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee and Master of the Rolls, the Insolvency Rules Committee (working closely with BEIS and the Insolvency Service), and/or the Chancellor.
  • And more: You will have a knowledge of and understanding of the technical details of the Civil Procedure Rules and Insolvency Rules and how they operate in the jurisdiction and of the law relating to the routes of appeal within the civil courts; and be able to provide high quality legal advice (both written and oral) which fits into the wider policy and operational context, with no formal legal supervision.

Ministry of Justice

We work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system.