In-person Breakfast Briefing with Susanna McGibbon, Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department

We are delighted to welcome Susanna McGibbon, Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department for this Breakfast Briefing to share insights into her role. 

Join us for your opportunity to:

  • Learn more about priorities for the GLD team, and major policy focusses for the coming 12 months, as we go into 2022
  • Explore how collaboration across broader public, private and not for profit sectors can support these plans
  • Pose your questions to Susanna  


  • Susanna McGibbon

    Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary

    Government Legal Department

    Susanna took up the role of Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department on Monday 8 March 2021. Her previous roles include: Director General, Directorate B, Government Legal Department, 2018 to 2021; Director of Litigation, Government Legal Department, 2012 to 2018; Legal Director, Department of Communities and Local Government, 2009 to 2012 and Legal Director, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 2006 to 2009.  The Treasury Solicitor is the government’s most senior legal official and Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department. The department provides the full range of legal services to government departments and other public bodies including: expert advisory, litigation, commercial and employment law services; drafting statutory instruments and other subordinate legislation; advice on the development of new legislation, preparing instructions for bills to be drafted by Parliamentary counsel and assisting in the handling of bills in Parliament; advice on legal policy and practice.  The department is also responsible for collecting, managing and disposing of bona vacantia (ownerless property and other assets) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In addition the Treasury Solicitor acts as head of profession for the wider Government Legal Profession, which includes a number of government legal teams outside GLD.



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