Head of General Dispute Resolution

Dunn & Baker Solicitors
Exeter, Devon
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Details Job type: Fee earning / Management

Location: Exeter

Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive / Negotiable

Hours: 36.25 per week


Dunn & Baker Solicitors are seeking an experienced Dispute Resolution Lawyer to head their general dispute resolution department.

The successful candidate will:

  • Build a team of fee earners;
  • Be responsible for the day to day management of the team including acting as an escalation point for junior or non-qualified members of the team;
  • Manage their own day to day caseload effectively;
  • Perform work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firms risk management procedures;
  • Keep up to date with changes and developments in areas of law; and
  • Build and maintain a network of contacts and referrers  

Desirable areas of experience:

  • Employment
  • Inheritance Act and Contentious Probate
  • Contract disputes
  • Civil procedure
  • Shareholder and Partnership disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Construction disputes
  • Housing/landlord and tenant disputes
  • Boundary disputes


Exeter is one of the UK’s fastest growing economies being the base of a wide range of businesses. A beautify, historic thriving city with great transport routes. Easy access to the sea, moor and many rural and coastal towns and villages.  Education is of a consistently good standard in Exeter with the University of Exeter being highly ranked and offers world class research opportunities for its students

Our standard

  • Salary – Dunn & Baker Solicitors offer, for the right individual, excellent prospects for career development and also a competitive salary.
  • Annual leave - A minimum of 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata) plus Birthdays off.
  • Pension scheme - All staff are given the option to join our company pension scheme to help plan for their future.  


  • Personal development and apprenticeships - Dunn & Baker Solicitors encourage and support continuous development of all our team members.
  • Sociable and fun - Dunn & Baker Solicitors do enjoy a staff get together and try to have at least two full firm get togethers a year.
  • Referral schemes * - Dunn & Baker Solicitors have in place an internal referral scheme and a recruitment referral scheme.
  • Length of service awards * - Dunn & Baker Solicitors appreciate and knowledge staff loyalty with length of service awards.
  • Employee legal services discounts * - Dunn & Baker Solicitors offer discounted legal services for our staff because we don't believe they should pay full price for the services we offer.
  • Employee will (free) * - Once settled with Dunn & Baker Solicitors, they offer a free Will writing service for employees.
  • Legal services friends and family discounts * - Not only do the Dunn & Baker team benefit from our discounts - so do those closest to them.
  • Community / charity support - Dunn & Baker Solicitors support many local community groups many of which our employees are actively involved.  


* Terms and conditions apply

How to apply

For further details or to apply for the position please contact / send your CV to hr@dunnandbaker.co.uk

Please note:

  • DBS check is required for this post.
  • Before applying for this position please familiarise yourself with Dunn & Baker Solicitors’ recruitment privacy policy. Please click HERE to view the same.


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