Paralegal - Housing Debt Recovery Team

  • Ince-in-Makerfield
  • Permanent
  • £25,000 - £30,000 per annum

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Paralegal to join our recoveries team. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in managing and facilitating the debt recovery process, assisting solicitors in all stages of legal proceedings related to debt collection. The position requires exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of legal procedures associated with debt recovery.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level (preferable)
  • 1 year’s experience of civil litigation/Debt Recovery
  • We will support you in running your first caseload with strong supervision and leadership.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • At least 12 months experience within civil litigation areas/debt recovery

Role Details

  • Assist in managing a caseload of debt recovery matters from initiation to resolution.
  • Prepare, review, and file legal documents, including letters before action, claims, 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 using formal and clear British English language.
  • Conduct legal research on debt recovery laws, regulations, and case precedents under British legal jurisdictions to support case strategies.
  • Summarise legal findings and provide insights to solicitors regarding potential legal arguments or defences.
  • Collaborate with solicitors to develop effective debt collection strategies and settlement plans.
  • Analyse debtor financial information and assets to assess potential recovery options.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with clients, providing regular updates and addressing inquiries related to their cases in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ensure compliance with UK’s financial regulations, debt collection laws, data protection laws, and ethical standards related to debt collection practices.
  • Handle administrative duties such as billing, timekeeping, and maintaining accurate records of billable hours and expenses related to debt recovery cases.
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