Head of Contentious

England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
13 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
888822, JPR
Jonathan Pryke
Job Title
Head of Department
Practice Area
Commercial Litigation
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is looking for a new Head of Contentious to oversee their Manchester office.


This is a role for a senior lawyer, ideally from a leading defendant insurance practice. No following is required and therefore Senior Associates and fixed share or salaried Partners are encouraged to apply.


You will be dealing with top end civil litigation work as well as sitting on the Legal Services Board to help manage the practice, set strategy and agree budgets and delivery of the civil litigation, crime and regulatory teams. You will have sufficient gravitas to manage the team whilst still working closely with the onsite COLP and other departments to provide overall management of the Manchester office and help bring clients and distributors into the business.


The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor with significant experience in civil litigation, ideally from a defendant background with a depth of experience dealing with several insurer clients, SLA's and auditing requirements as well as experience managing a team of lawyers covering different disciplines. You will have an excellent working knowledge of the insurance industry as well as a proven ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and clients.


This is an exceptionally rare opportunity for a senior civil litigation lawyer to join a very well regarded organisation.


A very attractive salary and career progression is on offer for the right person.


Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.