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Team Manager

  • Salary: £45,000 pa per year

Posted 24 days ago

  • Sector: Customer Contact
  • Contact: Natasha Copitch
  • Expiry Date: 24 September 2021
  • Job Ref: NC/17905

To lead a small team of Paralegals in the Collections & Legal Team. The role will

involve managing and monitoring the active debt recovery litigation, supporting

direct reports as well as maintaining a small portfolio of cases. The Legal Team

Lead will work closely with the Head of Collections & Legal as well as other Team

Leaders to determine case direction and recovery strategies. 

Key Responsibilities: 

·         Conduct and manage a range of litigation

·         Coordinate in-house money claims via Money Claims Online and County

·         Court Money Claims Centre

·         Manage defended claims to Judgment

·         Direct external solicitors on high value or contentious claims

·         Discuss and employ settlements and ADR when appropriate, including the

·         drafting of consent orders and Tomlin orders

·         Conduct enforcement action including obtaining Charging Orders and High

·         Court Enforcement as well as having working knowledge of other methods

·         such as Attachment of Earnings Orders or Third Party Debt Orders

·         Consider and manage insolvency escalations such as drafting Statutory

·         Demands or instructing petitions for winding up or bankruptcy

·         Draft applications and witness statements as required, including applications

·         to strike out defences, change details of claim and seal Tomlin orders.

·         Have regular reviews of portfolio of defended litigation 

Skills & Experience:

·         At least 4 years debt recovery or legal support experience, ideally in the

·         commercial / business sector

·         Strong team management experience with a proven track record of

·         developing people.

·         Strong understanding of civil procedure particularly pre action protocol,

·         service of documents, costs and enforcement

·         Commercially minded to assess cost effectiveness of debt recovery strategies

·         Highly organised and capable of managing several deadlines simultaneously

·         Empathy, forbearance and professionalism

·         Strong written communication skills and attention to detail

·         Suitable numerical understanding to calculate settlement figures and interest

·         rates

·         The ability to deal with a variety of challenges, innovate and think on your Feet

 

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.