Head of Legal - Litigation

JMC Legal recruitment
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£125000 - £150000 per annum
Closing date
2 Nov 2020

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Practice area
Civil litigation
6 years, 7 years+
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If you are looking to move away from the standard private practice model and take on a leading, challenging role in an entrepreneurial environment, this is a truly unique opportunity to join a company in its infancy as the Head of Legal with exciting growth plans to build a team.

The Company

This SRA regulated firm are a forward-thinking, client orientated organisation. They bring together years of expertise from different backgrounds to get the best outcome for their clients.

They are a dedicated team of experts fighting for the rights of consumers when they have mis-sold a financial product or treated unfairly by their bank. By specialising in this type of work has allowed them to be technical professionals at investigating and negotiating complaints.

The company have been established since 2016 and started trading in January 2020. What they have achieved in this time is impressive. They have had 18,000 claims and have already built up a client base of over 45,000 individuals, giving you a flavour of their success.

The company embrace artificial intelligence and modern ways of working to make the workplace a thriving environment, and they currently stand at 23 employees. They are ambitious and innovative, having plans to bolster their head grow by another 28 in the next 3 years.

They have moved forward on new product categories and built a business model that is recession-proof and have continued to hire staff throughout this trading year.

The Role

The company are looking for an experienced Civil Litigation Solicitor or In-House Legal Counsel to come in as Head of Legal in their office based in Altrincham.

As the Head of Legal, you will report to the Legal Director and given full support from them. The vision is to build up a team, and you will have the responsibility of the day to day management of this new division, giving you exciting prospects for the future.

You will deal with claims all representing the consumer such as; mis-selling events, financial services products, incorrect protection from landlords, doorstep lending.

This role is ideal for someone who wants to take the next step in the career.


  • You will be an experienced Solicitor / In House Legal Counsel with a minimum of 6 years PQE
  • Experience in Commercial or Civil litigation representing either claimant or defendant
  • Experience is financial mis-selling would be high beneficial
  • Previous management experience is desirable
  • First class communication
  • An entrepreneurial flair


  • The roles comes with a very competitive basic salary and is negotiable depending on experience
  • In addition to this, there is a lucrative bonus structure that is very achievable

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Legal to join this innovative company based in Altrincham.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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