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COMMERCIAL DEBT RECOVERY PARALEGAL / LEGAL EXECUTIVE

Permanent / Full time

Market rate salary

Experience 1-2 years

Apply to:   Nicola Rowe (Practice Manager) – nlr@gwl.co.uk

 

Job Function (the list is not exhaustive)

  • Process all tasks as delegated to you
  • To progress cases to an effective and satisfactory conclusion for clients
  • Action all cases in line with practice standards and protocols
  • Use of the case management system wherever appropriate to maximise cost efficiency
  • Utilise negotiation and communication skills to proactively settle/assist in the settlement of cases to the satisfaction of the client whilst further developing legal technical knowledge
  • Analyse risk and utilise commercial knowledge to develop sound judgement in order to justify decisions in the management of cases
  • Prioritise and organise work efficiently and effectively to ensure deadlines are met
  • Understand the role in the context of the practice and proactively seek to increase contribution via the allocation of work
  • Work flexibly in adjusting to changes in priority of workload as dictated by the practice
  • Interpret financial information to monitor your own performance against agreed targets ensuring there’s an ability to explain any differential
  • Pro-actively support the ongoing development of department colleagues

Skills

  • Essential experience in issuing debt recovery money Claims: pre-action; chasers; initial simple applications; issuing, entering Judgment and enforcing Judgments via various methods together with a competency in dealing with disputed matters, interim applications, and dealing with debtors.
  • Essential experience of challenging disputes/Defences and being able to handle debtors displaying delaying tactics, progressing Claims and handling of small track/fast track matters. Having an awareness of the Court system, Directions, Witness Statements and Disclosure and all steps up to Trial.
  • Essential experience of resisting applications to set aside Judgment, applying for summary Judgment and/or strike out of spurious Defences
  • Experience of Insolvency an advantage (statutory demands/winding up, issuing petitions)
  • Advocacy experience an advantage
  • Previous operational experience of Proclaim an advantage
  • Knowledge of Regulation (SRA)
  • Good skills with Word, Excel and Internet
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to focus on billing against target
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High level proficiency in written and spoken English, including a confident telephone manner
  • Good team spirit – working in a team
  • Flexibility – willingness to learn on the job and to participate in learning and development opportunities