Head of Dispute Resolution

Head of Department (Dispute Resolution)

Competitive basic salary + company benefits

Flexible location (London or other offices in the South East and South West)

Our client is a Legal 200 firm operating from several offices in the South of England.

Following a recent merger, they are now entering an expansion phase and are seeking a number of new hires.

They operate a hybrid working model which involves a mixture of working in the office and at home.

Consideration will be given to applicants willing to relocate to one of the offices, and to experienced solicitors living in the area/s with people management experience in commercial litigation/dispute resolution.

They are now seeking to recruit a Head of Department (Dispute Resolution).

Head of Department (Dispute Resolution)– Job Duties

What is expected of you?

The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor or Partner living in Southern England or prepared to relocate, probably with at least seven years’ PQE.

The key objectives and responsibilities are as follows:


  • Effective and efficient delivery of work on own files, ensuring matters are profitable, whilst taking responsibility for the supervision of more junior fee earners with regards to file management and time recording.
  • Act as the senior lawyer on the most challenging matters.

    A recognised expert in your discipline/sector.
  • Build effective relationships with own clients and / or referrers by exceeding client service expectations and where appropriate, support partners on the management and development of larger key clients.
  • Manage a client review process and introduce changes based on feedback
  • Expand your area of business by broadening your area of expertise into new client sectors/markets or achieving greater market share.
  • Lead on the generation of thought leadership based on changes in the law, market trends or other relevant material to attract new opportunities.
  • Actively manage performance within your team.
  • Develop yourself and others in line with the Leadership behaviours and embody our values both internally and externally.

    Support and engage in firm-wide events.
  • Responsible for managing and supervising work in the team to achieve all financial and non-financial KPIs.

    Use management information to understand the performance of self and team.
  • Ensure profitability on matters for self and team through understanding the contractual basis on which legal services are provided, including how to calculate and manage costs and bill clients.

Do you feel this Head of Department (Dispute Resolution) role is for you?

Then forward your CV or to discuss this role further, please contact us at INSIGNIA GROUP –  

Tim Holden: 0203 750 0575 x 317 or email tholden@insignia-group.co.uk


  • Please note INSIGNIA RECRUIT are an employment agency and are working on behalf of their client. 




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