Legal Debt Recovery/Credit Control Assistant Kingston upon Thames

Legal Debt Recovery/Credit Control Assistant

Location: Kingston upon Thames

Howell Jones is seeking to recruit an ambitious legal assistant to join our Commercial Debt Recovery team at our office in Kingston upon Thames.  Working with our experienced litigation lawyers the successful candidate will be responsible for collecting debts for the firm’s clients and the firm’s own outstanding debts.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Providing support to our debt recovery manager solicitor.
  • Supporting  the end to end volume debt recovery process including setting up new clients, file and diary management, dealing with undisputed debts, issuing standard letters, issuing proceedings, entering judgment and dealing with standard enforcement, invoicing and other general office duties (as required).
  • Adhering to the firm’s internal credit control procedures and our client’s service level agreements and best practice.

The successful candidate will have the following skills, qualities and experience:

  • Experience in debt recovery and credit control work using case management systems and bespoke debt recovery software. ICM qualification any other legal qualification or studying towards them would be desirable but not essential.
  • Strong typing skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Have a systematic approach to work, be confident working with numbers, have an eye for detail and understand the importance of, and be able to work to, strict deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and an excellent telephone manner.
  • A professional appearance, excellent client care skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritise.

This is a full-time position. Please send CV (including home address, telephone number and references (if available) with salary expectations to

No agencies please


Howell-Jones LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in employment.  We shall ensue that no job applicant shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, sex, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.