Legal Executive

£20000 - £26000

Job Description

We are currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced legal secretary to work with our longstanding client based in either Birmingham or Stratford-upon-Avon, they boast a strong client base and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Executive or Litigation Lawyer to join their busy Debt and Asset Finance team.


You will provide support to more senior fee earners in the team, specialising in debt recovery and possession work.  A qualification as a Legal Executive or Solicitor or Barrister is preferred but not essential if relevant experience can be demonstrated. 

This is a full time role of 37 hours per week but we are willing to be flexible with working pattern.

Your key duties will be:

  • assisting Partners to produce high quality legal services to progress debt recovery and possession matters
  • dealing with clients and third parties, including enforcement officers, in a professional manner, maintaining close and regular contact, as required
  • maintaining good file management including; electronic and paper storage, archiving and filing
  • taking telephone calls, handling queries and enquiries, where appropriate
  • having responsibility for the day to day management of your own case load with minimal supervision, in line with the team’s service level agreements
  • processing claims from initial instruction through to, and including, all methods of enforcement
  • issuing and preparing claims and statutory demands with minimal supervision
  • assisting with promotional and business development activity as required

Skills and experience you will have:

  • a minimum of 12 months’ previous experience of debt recovery or possession work is essential
  • a relevant qualification is ideal
  • a sound knowledge of the litigation process
  • confidence with IT skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel
  • previous experience in using a case management system

Key competencies you will need:

  • the ability to work well in a team and develop good working relationships with colleagues and others
  • a desire to exceed client expectations
  • good communication skills with the confidence to liaise openly and clearly with colleagues and clients
  • the ability to produce a high standard of work, sometimes under pressure, whilst maintaining accuracy and good attention to detail
  • to be able to demonstrate flexibility, initiative and confidence in your own ability
  • good experience of handling (unsupervised) applications for orders for sale based on charging orders

About you – you will be:

  • highly enthusiastic, willing to the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
  • respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitude
  • keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this