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4 weeks ago

Head of Litigation

Position type: Permanent

Location: Liverpool

Sector: Commercial litigation

Salary: £45,000 - £65,000

Experience: 5 - 6 years of experience required

Job Type: Full Time

Position Description

A highly regarded law firm in Merseyside is seeking an experienced and dynamic Head of Litigation to lead their commercial and civil litigation department in Southport. This is a prestigious role offering an excellent opportunity for a seasoned litigation professional to manage a broad spectrum of legal disputes and advance within a supportive environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the litigation department, managing a diverse caseload including property litigation, commercial disputes, estate disputes (contentious probate), and general civil litigation.
  • Lead and mentor a team of litigators, providing guidance and ensuring high-quality legal services.
  • Handle complex cases from inception to resolution, including court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Develop and implement strategic initiatives to grow the department and enhance service delivery.
  • Foster strong client relationships and ensure client satisfaction through effective communication and legal expertise.


  • Ideal candidate will have c. 5 years PQE in litigation, with extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation.
  • Proven track record in managing a litigation team or department.
  • Expertise in handling a full range of litigation matters, including property, commercial disputes, and contentious probate.
  • Strong leadership, organisational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle high-stakes cases effectively.


  • Competitive salary, with consideration for partner-level applicants.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunities for career progression within a respected and well-established firm.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a litigation professional to take on a leadership role as a head of litigation within a well-established firm. If you are a motivated and experienced litigator looking to advance your career in a dynamic and supportive setting, we encourage you to apply for this exciting position.

To apply, please submit your details via the contact page, or contact Claire Heshon on LinkedIn

Job Benefits

The firm offers a competitive salary and a range of benefits.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of handling a range of litigation matters, experience of leading a team is advantageous, partner level applications welcomed.

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