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About the job
About The Role
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Legal Advisers. The Energy Directorate is focused on providing legal advice on the UK’s ambitious and innovative energy portfolio, with work spanning policies on carbon reduction technologies, nuclear power, clean energy and heat, energy efficiency, energy security, energy networks and infrastructure and climate change. In light of the government’s net zero commitments and the increase in energy prices, the BEIS energy portfolio is in the spotlight more than ever. The Carbon Budget 6 and the Net Zero Strategy set an ambitious trajectory and recent events have highlighted the need to respond to market changes with innovative policy. We seek lawyers with post qualification experience in energy law to help BEIS to rise to these challenges.
The Division’s Work Involves a Highly Diverse Range Of Activity, Including
The work of BEIS Legal is fast-paced, extremely varied and always stretching and interesting.
- providing legal advice, particularly public law advice, to Ministers and officials across the relevant portfolio;
- preparing BEIS bills by working closely with policy leads and instructing Parliamentary Counsel, as well as advising Ministers throughout a Bill’s passage through Parliament;
- drafting secondary legislation; and
- advising on all aspects of legal risk.