Head of Dispute Resolution

England, London, City of London
£120000 - £200000 per annum + Negotiable + Excellent Benefits
03 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
Jonathan Kitto
Full Time
Experience Level

Are you a Senior Commercial Litigation solicitor looking to take a step up within a renowned legal practice? This Top 70 UK law firm is seeking a Senior Litigation Solicitor / Partner to join as Head of the Disputes department.

You will be a Solicitor or Partner with 6+ years PQE, looking to take the step up to Head of Litigation. With a first-class reputation, excellent technology and a number of very-talented lawyers, this Top 100 firm offers exciting possibilities.

The firm

This firm is very similar in style to a West End practice but located in the City. They have an excellent client base of HNW individuals and businesses, and a growing proportion of their work has an international element; the practice rests close to Knightsbridge, London.

The firm has a long history and have grown year on year, with a current headcount of over 400 members of staff with 65 partners. They have a history of attracting lawyers out of the city who are looking to retain a high quality of work but want better work-life balance, progression, and prospects.

You will find that they punch above their weight and is somewhere that you have genuine prospects to progress further in your career.

The firm is dynamic, innovative, and quick to adapt to changing market trends. The team has a friendly, supportive, and progressive culture which has allowed them to have an excellent staff retention rate for many years.

The Role

This Top 100 UK law firm is looking to hire a Head of Litigation into their flourishing City of London office, with flexibility for hybrid working.

Joining a highly successful department, the team are cutting-edge, ahead of the curve, and offer real value to the matters they deal with. They have an established client base and are looking for someone to further develop and grow the department.

This role encompasses a range of responsibilities, focussing on managing a team, learning how the business operates and feeding into strategic projects and business development - you will be expected to show a willingness to attend marketing and networking events.

You will be joining a well-established team, with a strong reputation in the sector. They deal with a broad range of work including: Partnership & Shareholder Disputes, Employment Disputes, Contractual Disputes, Director

Disqualification Proceedings, Property & Construction Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring and Landlord and Tenant matters.

The department also deal with Private Wealth & Contested Probate, Property Fraud & Identity Theft, Professional Negligence and International Litigation & Arbitration Commercial Construction.

As Head of department, you will undertake key business development initiatives as well as providing supervision to more junior members of the team. This is a great opportunity for a senior solicitor or Partner looking for a step up.

You will be given a great level of support from the Partners and more junior members of staff within the firm.


  • You will be a Senior Litigation Solicitor / Partner 6+ years PQE
  • You will have excellent technical knowledge and strong commercial awareness
  • Proven business development experience and preferably a portable client following
  • You will be the type of candidate who can think commercially and spot business opportunities
  • You will enjoy as working in part of a modern, collegiate environment


  • Lucrative remuneration and equity options, negotiable depending on experience and value of client following
  • Excellent support systems in place to assist you in growing your practice
  • Private healthcare and life assurance
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Hybrid and flexible working options

This is an excellent opportunity for a Litigation Solicitor / Partner to join a modern and established firm in London and take that step up into leading a department.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.

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