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Debt recovery paralegal is back at LCF Law

Oliver Wraith | Paralegal Apprentice | Debt Recovery

We have welcomed Oliver Wraith back into our specialist debt recovery team. Oliver first joined us as an apprentice in the debt recovery division in 2019 and completed a Level 3 paralegal apprenticeship in 2022. He then left to travel around Southeast Asia before re-joining LCF Law to continue with his legal career.

Oliver said: “I joined LCF Law straight from college, but I had always hoped to go travelling. I mentioned it to my manager, and he was very supportive. He had also taken a break to do the same thing, so after completing the paralegal apprenticeship it felt like the right time to fulfil my travelling ambitions.

“I travelled around Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. My favourite country was Vietnam, as I loved the motorbike culture as well as the stunning views and mountains. I kept in touch with the team at LCF Law, who were all keen to hear about my experiences when I returned. I’m now completing a bridging course, with two exams before starting the advanced paralegal apprenticeship. This will take another one and a half years with one day of study each week, alongside being in the office.

“I would recommend apprenticeships to anyone thinking of pursuing a legal career, as you get lots of real experience alongside studying for the qualification. It’s a varied role where I respond to correspondence from clients, help draft legal documents, file documents with the courts and deal with dispute claims hearings. It’s a busy department at LCF Law and the team are super supportive, so it all makes it a great place to work.”

LCF Law’s head of debt recovery, Andrew Langton, said: “It’s great to have Oliver back. When he first started it was just the two of us, and we have now grown to a team of five. We always make sure Oliver has enough variety in his work to help gain the evidence he needs for his apprenticeship and look forward to working with him in this next stage of his career.”

LCF Law’s debt recovery team works for PLCs, SMEs, and insolvency practitioners. Customers include national and regional businesses, ranging from car rental companies to builders’ merchants, for whom the team pursue high volumes of unpaid invoices. In addition to collecting debts, the team also advises on credit policies, credit assessments and internal credit control processes.

LCF Law has been recognised in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 2023, powered by WorkL, list of medium sized companies and has been shortlisted in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category of The Stray Ferret Harrogate Business Awards this year. The firm employs more than 145 people across offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley.

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