Head of Legal Practice (Partner) - #1132997

Avencia Consulting Services

Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Avencia Consulting Services


Do you have experience leading and managing legal operations?

Are you a Legal Director, Head of Legal Practice or a Legal Operations Director and looking for a new challenge?

Due to the successful growth of Markel Law we have created a new role for a business leader who, reporting to the Claims & Legal Services Director, will work closely with the firm's partners to oversee the strategic, operational and day to day development of the Markel Law business.

What part will you play? If you're looking for a place where you can make a meaningful difference, you've found it. The work we do at Markel gives people the confidence to move forward and seize opportunities, and you'll find your fit amongst our global community of optimists and problem-solvers. We're always pushing each other to go further because we believe that when we realize our potential, we can help others reach theirs.

Join us and play your part in something special!

The opportunity:

We have an excellent opportunity for a Head of Legal Practice (Partner) to join our team at Markel Law in our Manchester office. We will consider our Leeds office with some weekly travel to Manchester included. Markel Law LLP (Markel Law) is an independent SRA authorised and regulated legal business offering services to both insured and non-insured clients. Our clients and business partners comprise businesses, high net worth individuals, and associations across a broad spectrum of industries. We operate out of offices in Manchester, Leeds, London and Croydon and employ over 60 specialist solicitors. Our legal teams guide, support, defend and protect clients through a wide range of key legal services.

What you'll be doing:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Work with the Claims & Legal Services Director in the development of the firm's strategic vision and long-term goals
  • Take ownership of, implement and drive forward initiatives that support the form's strategic vision
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Partners and management team in alignment with the firm's values and objectives

Operational Excellence:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations to ensure the highest levels of client-centric service delivery
  • Implement best practices to enhance operational processes and work flows
  • Continually push for efficiency & improved effectiveness

Financial Management:

  • Work closely with the finance team, manage the firm's financial performance and budget
  • Identify opportunities for revenue growth and cost optimisation

Client and Stakeholder Relations:

  • Foster strong relationships with clients, partners, and key stakeholders
  • Build unparalleled linkup between Markel Law and Markel the insurer
  • Enhance the firm's reputation and brand within the insurance and legal community

Team Development:

  • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing team of Partners and senior leaders
  • Promote a collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • Foster a culture of excellence and customer-centric service

Our must haves:

  • The ability to manage technical specialists without necessarily having that technical specialism / legal experience is not essential as would look at a CFO or COO applicant
  • Experience in leading independently and taking responsibility for decisions made to improve the team and business offering
  • A background working in legal, accounting, insurance or professional services as a Managing Director, Head of Operations, COO or Financial Director
  • A demonstrable ability to develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • A demonstrable ability to lead and manage senior individuals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Significant experience in driving a business towards its long term goals

Who we are:

Markel Group (NYSE - MKL) a Fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.

We're all about people | We win together | We strive for better | We enjoy the everyday | We think further

Avencia Consulting are an RPO who provide a recruitment service to our client Markel International.

What's in it for you?

  • A great starting salary plus annual bonus & strong benefits package…
  • 25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave
  • Fantastic company pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, season ticket loan as well as other great benefits on offer
  • There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career and we can provide the support needed to do just that!

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