Debt Recovery Paralegal

  • Manchester
  • Permanent
  • £27,000 per annum

Our client’s independent, SRA-authorized legal business offers services to insured and non-insured clients across various industries. As a Fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, they are dedicated to a people-first approach while expanding their business globally. With offices in Manchester, Leeds, London, and Croydon, they employ over 60 specialist solicitors. They are currently looking for a Debt Recovery Paralegal to join their Civil Litigation Department in Manchester.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be expected to manage a case load of their own of debt recovery matters from initiation to resolution (and both pre- and post-issue).
  • Prepare, review and submit legal correspondence and documents, including letters before action, claim forms, particulars of claim and court forms.
  • Maintain and organise case files, ensuring accurate and updated records of all relevant correspondence and documentation.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with clients, debtors, courts and third parties regarding case updates, settlement offers and negotiations.
  • Draft and proof-read correspondence, legal notices and settlement agreements.
  • Develop and advise upon effective debt collection strategies and settlement plans.
  • Analyse debtor financial information and assets to assess potential recovery options.
  • Work efficiently on case that are predominantly funded under a fixed price scheme, but also with exposure to privately funded hourly rate matters.
  • Deliver clear, accurate and pragmatic advice based on both the legal and commercial realities of a client’s position.
  • Provide our clients with a timely, efficient and courteous service at all times.
  • Be expected to deliver on billing and other key performance indicators.
  • Ensure all files are progressed and maintained within required standards and in line with relevant procedures.
  • Have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the insurance industry and the contribution an insurance panel law firm can make to the success of a large insurance company.


  • Ideally have existing commercial litigation experience, debt recovery or insolvency
  • Be accustomed to running own caseload under supervision.
  • Demonstrate strong communication and organisational skills with an ability to prioritise workload.
  • Have good IT skills, certainly with experience in using Microsoft Office 2010 and case management systems (preferably Partner for Windows).
  • Deliver against tight deadlines and display key time management skills when prioritising tasks to ensure compliance with deadlines.
  • Have high attention to detail and accuracy in their work.
  • Demonstrate first-class client care and communication skills across all levels.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have excellent written communication skills.
  • Be an effective team player, demonstrating a positive ‘can do’ attitude and displaying co-operative interaction with team members.

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