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Government Legal Service to allow legal executives to apply for its lawyer roles

The Government Legal Service is to makes its lawyers roles available to Chartered Legal Executives for the first time.

After a review of the service’s recruitment practices, GLS head and Treasury Solicitor Jonathan Jones approved proposals made by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

The first round of recruitment open to Chartered Legal Executives is now live, with roles in advising Treasury ministers on tax law open for the first time.

CILEx President Frances Edwards said: "There are still some organisations who overlook the full spectrum of lawyers they can recruit, depriving them of practically-trained specialist lawyers.

“The Government Legal Service has adapted to reflect the modern ways that lawyers are educated, and I am grateful to Jonathan and the entire Government Legal Service team for their work which will broaden opportunities for CILEx lawyers."

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