Head of Civil Litigation

£70000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Bonus & Benefits
13 Jan 2023
10 Feb 2023
Alex Groom
Job Title
Head of Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Civil Litigation / Partner - 8 Years PQE+
International Insurance Practice 
Manchester or Leeds
Up to £90k + Excellent Bonus & Benefits

We are working with a leading In-house Insurance firm who are looking to add a senior Civil Litigation Solicitor (Partner & Head of Department level) to head up their team based out of Manchester and Leeds. Our client is a global top tier practice and is wanting a talented lawyer to undertake Legal Expenses (Civil Litigation) work but also lead a successful department.

The successful candidate will:
  • Lead and manage the legal expenses civil litigation team
  • Manage, reinforce and develop internal organisational referrer relationships, corporate client and business partner relationships for growth of the legal expenses civil litigation team and wider business
  • Input into strategy and direction at senior level
  • Provide both contentious and non-contentious legal advice representing businesses and individuals in an insured and uninsured capacity
  • Supervise and mentor other lawyers within the team
  • General management including; governance, compliance, supplier and contract management
  • Budget, financial and profitability control including managing own caseload delivering appropriate personal billing and financial KPI’s
  • Support the firms advice line and hub services management in relation to content and quality of civil/commercial litigation matters
  • Provide overall team strategic direction, development and marketing (including website, literature, communications and PR)
  • Have significant commercial litigation law expertise and management experience
  • Be able to demonstrate technical excellence
  • Deliver high quality and commercially focused advice across a varied caseload
  • Have experience of client management and practice development
  • Have strong business development experience
  • Be expected to develop and bring in new business to the department for exceptional growth
  • Have a sound knowledge of legal/insurance relationships and their interaction, particularly in a legal expenses context
  • Demonstrate first class client care and communication skills across all levels
  • Have high attention to detail and accurate case management skills
  • Have excellent written communication skills
  • Be an effective manager, demonstrating positive and co-operative interaction with team members

If you are an accomplished and ambitious Insurance Lawyer, with Legal Expenses and/or Civil Litigation experience, who is looking to take the step to Partnership level, with hybrid / flexible working - offering an exceptional work life balance, with quality work, and a great remuneration package - then please contact Alex Groom at CapeClarke for immediate consideration.