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Team Manager - Collections and Paralegal

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: 45,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Customer Contact
  • Contact: Natasha Copitch
  • Contact Email: ncopitch@merje.com
  • Expiry Date: 24 November 2021
  • Job Ref: NC/17905A

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.

You need to have a paralegal and collections background who has dealt with contested cased.

Key Responsibilities:

• Someone who has dealt with contested cases

• 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