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Do you have debt collection experience and are you looking for your next role? Can you demonstrate that you take ownership, can work autonomously and make decisions? Do you want to work for the UK’s most successful legal collections and recoveries business and be well rewarded for the work that you do?
Ascent, one of the UK’s largest and foremost law firms is currently looking to recruit a highly skilled Paralegal within their specialist debt recovery agency. Offering a competitive salary plus benefits including pension, health insurance and plenty more, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career as part of the UK’s most successful and significant firm in the legal collections and recoveries marketplace.
This is a busy, demanding, yet highly rewarding role, where duties are diverse and no two days are the same. You would proactively progress cases on the Commercial & Unsecured Litigation team, undertaking both complex admin work and supporting with debt recovery case-handling duties on behalf of clients. Tasks will include compiling witness statements, completing court documentation and handling client queries via email or telephone. Ensuring all relevant processes and procedures are followed and that all work undertaken is in line with service level agreements.
The role will suit an adaptable, reliable and self-motived individual with legal admin experience, degree or equivalent experience. LPC/FILEX qualified (desirable). Commercial litigation experience and knowledge of CPR roles will be required, while a background working in a legal capacity within a financial services environment would be an advantage.
You will be a well organised administrator, able to multitask and prioritise a workload effectively, with strong communication skills plus excellent attention to detail. You’ll be experienced in following set guidelines and processes, but with the ability and confidence to use your own judgement where required.
Ascent Performance Limited is part of the Irwin Mitchell group of companies and was the first debt collection agency to be granted ABS status meaning that we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and well as being regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our business focuses on delivering a wide range of services in the recoveries sector.
The job will be suitable for candidates who have experience as the following: Paralegal, Litigation Assistant, Litigation Executive, Case Handler, Legal Secretary.The Benefits
In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days holiday (this increases with length of service) plus a buy back holiday scheme, discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.
As part of the Ascent on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.Additional Information
Ascent is part of the Irwin Mitchell group of companies and was the first specialist litigation debt recovery agency to be granted ABS status meaning that we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as well as in June 2015 being the first major debt recovery law firm to be fully authorised in the new regulatory regime operated by the FCA.
Ascent is an equal opportunity employer.
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