Legal Debt Recovery Adviser

England, Leicestershire
Up to £19500 per annum
16 May 2019
23 May 2019
Drew Semple
Job Title
Credit Controller
Contract Type
Full Time

Debt Recovery Adviser | Leicester | £19500 FTC

The Role
To manage and maximise revenue through legal debt recovery enforcement by means of legal action. To review and prepare debt cases to ensure we have a sound case before instructing external solicitors to commence and pursue legal debt recovery proceedings.


  • To investigate the account and conduct pre-legal checks on debt referrals received from the collections team ensuring cases are suitable for legal debt recovery action
  • To prepare debt recovery cases to refer to external debt solicitors.
  • To select the relevant external solicitor for action in England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
  • To instruct external solicitors to issue LBAs; County Court/High Court debt claims; judgments and enforcement where necessary.
  • To respond to requests for instructions, provision of copy documents and responses to queries to external solicitors in a timely manner
  • To provide such other instructions and information to assist external solicitors with negotiation for settlement
  • To ensure case is progressed and dead ends are reviewed and trace action taken where necessary.
  • Maintain budgetary and commercial considerations through all aspects of the legal debt recovery process.
  • To demonstrate a positive image of the company, through developing and maintaining effective professional relationships with external solicitors.
  • To be aware of the challenges of legal debt recovery and to keep up to date with tariff and policy change, to assist external solicitors throughout the legal process and answer all queries relating to tariffs, explaining charges and making amendments to charges as required during the legal debt

  • Experience

    • Educated to A level standard, degree level or equivalent
    • Minimum of 1-2 years' experience in a debt recovery background with experience of credit control procedures and collection in a high volume collections environment.
    • Must be computer literate - using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Experience in debt recovery procedure and general litigation knowledge.
    • Able to work o own initiative and as part of a team
    • A high level of numeracy and excellent communication skills both written and oral.
    • Experience working with external solicitors

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