Job DescriptionLegal Assistant - Debt Collection
Wandsworth, London area, South West London, South East
Contract 2 months
£10.14 per hour PAYE
We are a recruitment company and we are looking for an experienced Legal Assistant to work in the debt collection area.
To assist the Senior Legal Assistant (Debt Collection) in providing an efficient and effective service for the Councils litigation and legal advice work particularly relating to debt recovery.
Acts as an effective member of the Litigation team with primary responsibility for assisting the Senior Legal Assistant (Debt Collection) to provide an efficient and effective service for the Councils litigation and legal advice work particularly relating to debt recovery. As required, assists in providing cover for the Senior Legal Assistant (Possession and Prosecutions) in relation to rent arrears possession cases, possession warrants and routine prosecutions.
Undertakes debt recovery litigation involving receiving instructions from client departments, advising on evidence required to undertake the case, drafting correspondence, issuing proceedings and enforcing judgments against debtors.
Appears for the Council at hearings in chambers.
Keeps client departments advised of progress on recovery of debts and provides general legal advice as required.
Assists in the operation of the Caseflow computerised debt recovery system, including the input and updating of records;
Monitors payments using client department computer systems and liases with client departments;
Applies to the Land Registry to register statutory charges in appropriate cases;
Instructs counsel / agents in appropriate cases