Debt recovery department marks 90% growth in six months
hlw Keeble Hawson’s debt recovery department has posted growth of over 90% across the first half of its financial year – consistently achieving a recovery for clients in over 80% of cases in which it is instructed.
Based at the firm’s Leeds city centre offices, the six-strong department is also in the final line up of the Third Party Debt Collection Team of the Year and the Legal Team of the Year categories of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) British Credit Awards 2018. The winners will be announced on February 8 in London.
The latest Legal 500 guide also praises the team – naming department manager, Charise Marsden, as one of the “Next Generation Lawyers” and commending her as “brilliant for complex issues, complaints and disagreements.”
hlw Keeble Hawson partner Rachel Crookes, who heads the department, said: “2017 has undoubtedly been a formative year. The awards shortlistings validate our strong track record and recognise how our investment in cutting edge IT enables us to turnaround instructions very quickly and minimise costs for our clients who span owner-managed businesses to large plcs.”
Handling all elements of debt recovery work from pre-action to enforcement, the team is highly experienced in representing stockholders and clients from the manufacturing, steel, engineering and automotive sectors.
Paul Trudgill, hlw Keeble Hawson managing partner, commented: “Validation from legal guides, clients and the CICM reinforce our debt recovery team as leaders in their field who are regularly invited to present on key industry issues at national conferences.”