Legal Assistant


We are looking to recruit a Legal Assistant to join our debt recovery team. 

The team

Our Debt Recovery team has significant experience in recovering debts on behalf of banks, financial and insurance institutions, corporates, retailers, SMEs and individual traders.

The role

You will be responsible for the collection of debts of varying value due to our clients from customers and companies either through a process of negotiation and agreement or through the court system. You will learn how to issue county court claims and how to deal with all aspects of the claim through to securing judgement. You will gain experience in enforcement methods and procedures including Charging Orders, Orders for Sale, Attachment of Earnings, Warrants of Execution and Writ of Fi Fa. Further you will also be exposed to personal and corporate insolvency also paying attention to statutory demands, awareness of bankruptcy and winding up procedures.

Person specification

The successful candidate will be able to work in fast paced environment and specifically:

  • Previous customer service or administration experience
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy through all work
  • Computer literate and have excellent IT skills

Job responsibilities

  • Working as part of a team to process a high volume of litigation cases.
  • Dealing with a high volume of telephone calls with debtors, third parties and our Agents.
  • An ability to negotiate outcomes which maximise recovery levels for our clients.
  • Accepting instructions and processing them with both efficiency and a high degree of accuracy. 
  • Progression of files through each legal milestone to conclusion. 
  • General administration.
  • Managing deadlines, and keeping on top of key critical dates and targets.


We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including 22 days annual leave (rising to 25 days), pension, training and development, life assurance, healthcare scheme, subsidised gym membership and an active social committee.

Wright Hassall values the differences and advantages that a diverse workforce brings to the firm, and is committed to ensuring that all applicants are valued as individuals and treated with respect and fairness. 

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