Legal Clerk (Debt Recovery Department)

Dorchester, Dorset

From £25,000 - Salary dependant on experience

9am-5.15pm - Monday to Friday

About Us: Battens would not be able to deliver an exceptional service to clients without our talented and hardworking staff. We recognise the hugely important role they play in the ongoing success and development of our business. Battens has a 300-year history, but it is a forward- thinking firm.

Our workplace is:

  • Stimulating
  • Inclusive
  • Collaborative
  • Empowering


  • Opening and closing of files
  • Liaising with clients both over the phone and face to face
  • Producing Court Bundles
  • Photocopying and filing
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Diary management
  • Taking debit/credit card payments
  • Monitoring debtor instalments and chasing where necessary
  • Dealing with general enquiries
  • Assisting with Marketing
  • Project coordination
  • High volume reporting

This list is not exhaustive, there will be other duties and requirements as and when required or additional needs arise


  • Minimum of 2 years experience within a similar field, such as debt recovery assistant, credit controller or legal secretary
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Skills to communicate effectively and ensure that the client's best interests are always served
  • Excellent typing skills
  • IT literacy

Other information

We reward our staff for their dedication and expertise with a broad package of benefits:

  • Life assurance from the first day of employment.
  • A salary sacrifice scheme or a group pension where Battens pay in 4%
  • Income protection.
  • Holiday - up to 26 days per year, increasing to 30 days with length of service.
  • A range of discounted legal services provided by Battens, including free conveyancing.
  • Generous staff recruitment bonus scheme.
  • Everyone has an extra day’s holiday on their birthday.
  • Access to mental health services, including therapy sessions.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Critical illness cover.

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