21 Feb, 2024

Litigator (Small claims, Credit control)

£23,000 yearly
  • Watkins Solicitors
  • Hybrid
Part time Litigator

Job Description

About Us: Watkins Solicitors, an award-winning legal firm specialising in various fields, is seeking a dedicated professional to join our dynamic credit control department. This role focuses on issuing and enforcing small claims. We're committed to continual training and leverage technology to enhance our work.

The Role: An exciting part-time opportunity (16 hours/week) with the potential for increased hours as the role develops. This role requires someone who can work independently and manage a busy caseload from the outset.

  • Issuing small claims and managing outstanding bills to conclusion.
  • Proactively chasing outstanding client bills via various channels.
  • Addressing client queries on outstanding bills, providing necessary documents.
  • Maintaining billing spreadsheets/reports and collaborating with fee earners.
  • Negotiating with clients in a professional manner.
  • Other debt management/enforcement tasks as instructed.

Essential Criteria:

  • Proven experience in credit control and debt collection.
  • Previous hands-on experience in issuing and handling small claims, including all necessary court documentation and processes.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Capable of working independently using own initiative.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic IT skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience with solicitor accounts rules (an advantage).

The Firm: Watkins Solicitors is a leading firm with offices in North Bristol, South Bristol, and Bath. We specialise in Family Law, Education Law, Conveyancing, Human Rights, Judicial Review, and Wills & Probate Law. Our commitment to a supportive and inclusive workplace makes us an excellent employer.

Location: Initial training at the North Street office. Options for remote, office-based, or hybrid working.

Salary: £23,000 pro-rata per annum.

Start Date: Immediate.

How to Apply: Send your CV and covering letter to Kate Ford via email (kford@watkinsolicitors.co.uk). Interviews will be conducted remotely via telephone or Teams.

Diversity and Inclusion: We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Staff Type

Legal Staff



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