Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Litigation Manager


Job Description:

Can you demonstrate strong leadership, organisational and communication skills to drive successful business outcomes? 

Can you bring your expertise in Tax or Benefits/Credits litigation to mentor and lead a dedicated team of legal professionals? 

Are you ready to take on a critical role within HMRC’s Solicitor’s Office & Legal Services (SOLS), defending the Department’s decisions through effective litigation strategies? 

If so, continue reading to find out more about this fantastic opportunity. 



Across Solicitor's Office and Legal Services (SOLS) we provide legal services to the whole of HMRC. This includes: 

  • The conduct of independent reviews of decisions made by HMRC which are requested by customers under the legislative provisions. 
  • The conduct of tribunal and civil litigation on a full range of services. 
  • Work on new legislation. 
  • Drafting of statutory instruments and other legal documents. 
  • Legal advice to ExCom and staff. 

We also provide technical accountancy and forensic services to HMRC, are head of the Compliance Accountants’ and Insolvency Professions as well as handling Ministerial Correspondence and Freedom of Information requests for HMRC. 


This Team Specifically deals with-  

The successful applicants will be part of the Litigation Function within Legal Operations, working in a team with responsibility for the litigation of appeals against Direct Tax, VAT and Tax Credit decisions.


Job description

This vacancy is for the manager of a team of Tax Litigators based in the Leeds Regional Centre.

The successful applicant will carry out a range of duties, including but not limited to: 

  • Management of litigators, including Performance and Development Conversations, proactively managing attendance etc. and managing work on the team through proactive conversations ensuring cases are progressed and deadlines met, including making sure that the Case Management System is kept up to date. 
  • Triaging and allocating new appeals. 
  • Signing off on legal applications. 
  • Conducting Independent File Reviews. 
  • Being the first line of support to litigators on litigation/tax matters. 
  • Occasional attendance at tribunal with litigators. 
  • Additional corporate responsibility including acting as lead on a specific major area of litigation. 
  • Leading at team meetings. 
  • Acting as vacancy holder for recruitment, leading at interviews and sift panels 
  • Inducting new starters onto the team, and working with the Learning Manager to ensure trainees on the team complete their required and continuing learning. 
  • Role-modelling Civil Service values/behaviours at all times.
  • Close working with other Litigation managers, including deputising for other managers when required. 


The successful applicant will be based in the Leeds Regional Centre or, if not, will be expected to attend the Leeds Regional Centre on a regular basis.


Essential Criteria:

The successful candidate must have either previous and recent litigation experience (preferably in a Tax or Benefits & Credits space) or previous and recent management experience in a litigation environment.