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Debt Recovery/Litigation Paralegal, Leeds

  • Full Time
  • Leeds
  • Salary: £ Negotiable depending on experience plus competitive benefits package

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We are seeking a Debt Recovery/Litigation Paralegal to join a well-established law firm based in Leeds in their Commercial & Litigation department.

We are seeking a Debt Recovery/Litigation Paralegal to join a well-established law firm based in Leeds in their Commercial & Litigation department.

You will manage a caseload of debt recovery matters which will initially be concerned with the preparation of pre-action correspondence, issuing legal proceedings and various methods of enforcement. Knowledge of bankruptcy and winding up proceedings is also required. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to handle some defended small claims matters. Knowledge of all stages of the debt recovery process is essential including knowledge of the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Recovery matters.

The successful applicant will be able to work efficiently, organising a busy caseload to ensure deadlines are met and the work produced is accurate and of a high standard.
There will be a significant amount of client contact, both face to face and on the telephone, so a good level of spoken English and a professional, friendly manner are essential. The successful applicant will be a team player with a flexible, ‘can-do’ attitude, capable of using their own initiative and working pro-actively to meet the needs of the department.

Key responsibilities:

  • Running a caseload of debt recovery matters.
  • Dealing with matters at all stages, from taking the client’s initial instructions through to archiving, under supervision and in accordance with office and accounts procedures.
  • Liaising with clients and other parties on behalf of fee earners and dealing with enquiries as appropriate.
  • Providing administrative support to other fee earners, solicitors and partners.
  • Obtaining and preparing file documentation.
  • Billing files and obtaining monies due to the firm from clients and other parties.
  • Liaising with the Accounts department to produce cheques, pay disbursements etc.
  • Filing, photocopying, collating of documents and other clerical duties.

You will need:

  • At least 2 years experience as a Paralegal/Fee Earner within Debt Recovery,
  • Experience in defended debt recovery matters,
  • Knowledge of bankruptcy and winding up proceedings,
  • Knowledge of all stages of the debt recovery process, including knowledge of the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Recovery matters,
  • Good IT skills – good working knowledge of Windows; Word and Excel,
  • A flexible and ‘can do’ attitude,
  • Excellent written English to produce documents for the clients, court and other parties.

Competitive salary and benefits package.

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