Work for us

Our staff play a vital role in shaping the future of our firm and are rewarded with genuine career progression opportunities.

What do we want from you?

  • Ambition: Ready to take on a challenging role and become extremely successful.
  • Hard work: Ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.
  • Outgoing: Equally comfortable negotiating hard for the client, marketing the firm or taking part in client meetings.
  • Strategic thinking: Able to review a case and come up with a winning strategy, thinking of new ways to tackle problems.
  • Organisation: Handle a large caseload with quick turnaround times remaining
    in control at all times.

What do you get from us?

  • A modern, professional and friendly environment to work in.
  • A culture of excellence where you are
    the best at what you do.
  • A genuine career path, with support
    and training along the way.
  • Responsibility for your work and recognition of your success.

Pay

Our salaries are highly competitive. We link pay to your contribution so you know your hard work is being recognised. Everyone benefits from our bonus scheme which is linked to the performance of the firm.

Holiday

Everyone is entitled to 23 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) with extra days awarded with promotion.

Health & Wellbeing

We actively support the wellbeing of our colleagues. We provide policies and support on a range of wellbeing topics including physical activity, healthy lifestyle choices and mental health awareness. In 2019 we were accredited by the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

Development

As you invest in us, we invest in you. We will support your personal and professional development. In addition to the support you will receive from our in-house development team, we pay for you to complete any external courses and qualifications that are relevant to your role.

Benefits

As you move along the career path you will receive enhanced pension, medical and life insurance.

Office Environment

Our newly renovated offices are on a vibrant business park just off the M6 near Wigan (J25). We are easily accessible from most locations in the north west, and free parking is available on site.

Flexible Working

All staff are placed onto our new fully flexible working scheme. There are 4 levels and your role will be assessed to find the right level for you and the firm:

01

Office based, 8.30am to 5.00pm (generally for our office administration staff)

02

Start in the office any time up to 10am, and leave at 4pm with up to an hour for lunch

03

As per level 2 with three days in the office and two days outside the office, whether that’s at home or a location that suits you

04

Working away from the office, and coming in one or two days a month

Vacancies

We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals. If you don’t see a role available below please get in touch.

Team Leader
Senior Associate Solicitor
(min 5 years PQE)
Salary banding £55k-£60k

We are recruiting for a Senior Solicitor for our Local Authority Recoveries Team.

We act for 85 councils across England & Wales collecting business rates and council tax and providing expert advice on problematic cases.

Our unparalleled knowledge and experience has resulted in over £27 million being recovered for the public purse over the last 10 years.

Much of it in circumstances where the debt would have previously been written-off without our market-leading litigation expertise.

This role offers the opportunity to contribute to our ongoing efforts to see public money going to those areas that need it most.

You will be trusted to manage a team of Solicitors and Paralegals whilst managing your own caseload. Your role will be to forge lasting relationships with our Local Authority clients whilst motivating and engaging your team to meet monthly and quarterly targets. The priority will be to maintain our excellent reputation for consistent recovery results and outstanding client care.

You will join a supportive, collaborative environment where our people are happy, positive, and approachable. Our modern premises have been expanded and refurbished. We offer flexible working, relaxed dress code, Workplace Wellbeing programme, career pathway, free parking.

We are Law Society Lexcel accredited and are highly rated for debt recovery in the Legal 500.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

Debt Recovery
Solicitors or Paralegals

 

We have openings for experienced debt recovery professionals.

The successful candidates will be handling debt recovery and enforcement, insolvency, and landlord and tenant matters. You will be trusted to manage a caseload with a diverse range of clients.

In our fast-paced environment you will develop your procedural, tactical and commercial awareness. You will use the CPR and our online legal research resources to develop your civil litigation skills, achieving great results for our clients.

You’ll be a confident negotiator when speaking to debtors and be agile in changing strategy when required.

You will join a supportive, collaborative environment where our people are happy, positive, and approachable. Our modern premises have been expanded and refurbished. We offer flexible working, relaxed dress code, Workplace Wellbeing programme, career pathway, free parking.

We are Law Society Lexcel accredited and are highly rated for debt recovery in the Legal 500.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

Trainee Solicitor Programme

If you are interested in our Trainee Solicitor Programme then please fill in the form below.

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Greenhalgh Kerr
Olympic House, Beecham Court,
Smithy Brook Rd,
Wigan WN3 6PR

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+44 (0)333 200 5200

We are confident in our work and we know that recoveries is a key part of a lender or creditor’s business

We are confident in our work and we know that recoveries is a key part of a lender or creditor’s business. We have designed our pilot projects to give lenders and creditors the comfort and confidence in our service before formally and fully switching recoveries providers. This time also allows new clients to benchmark our service levers and results against existing providers and others.

How it works

01

You choose 10 recoveries cases

You choose 10 recoveries cases to get us started. We’ll deliver our usual onboarding protocol where we’ll get to know you and your systems, culture, methods, preferences, and requirements.

02

We get started

We assess each case by setting a strategy then grading and reporting on the case in terms of prospects and timescales and cost. We make immediate contact with debtors, and pursue a recovery in our tried and tested ways.

03

We review

We deliver ongoing, structured, tailored reports as per your needs and carry out a full 3-month review on these 20 cases. There we’ll discuss how we have worked together, patterns we have seen in your borrowers, your systems, your documents, your pre-legal conduct, outcomes, highs and lows, legal costs (and costs borne by debtors), and possible improvements in all of these.

04

No strings

We carry on working in this way until all cases have been concluded. You are then free to carry on your discussions with us or to use the experience and market intelligence gained by working with us in the future.

Lenders and creditors have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, by engaging with us on a pilot project.