Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Birmingham,
Bristol Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local
government and health and social care.
We currently employ over 480 staff, including 83 Partners, and our
award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan was named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2021' and has
recently won three major industry awards, along with being shortlisted
as a Finalist for a further eleven.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Learn from the best
Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent legal
directories - Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In both guides we
are consistently ranked in the top tier for our practices across the
UK, with multiple individuals recognised as leading lawyers.
A very supportive firm with the depth of skills in its teams to
provide a full service. - Chambers 2021
Rise to the Challenge
Based within the credit management team, the successful candidate
will be responsible for the effective cash collection for all clients
based within an assigned ledger .
To meet & exceed monthly cash collection targets
To manage a portfolio of clients (internal & external)
Maintain and improve relations with existing and future clients by
using strong interpersonal and professional skills.
To contribute to monthly reporting requirements
Develop strong interpersonal relationships with staff and partners.
Following up on unidentified payments received
Contact clients via the telephone to confirm that (a) bills have
been received & (b) date by which bills will be paid
Keep a record of all communication with the customer with the aid
of the 3e credit management system (CMS),
Investigate and resolve all queries relating to non-payment of
invoices. Send copy invoices, credit notes
Reconcile accounts if required
Report to credit manager on outstanding issues and advise at an
early stage of potential debtors problems.
Meet with internal clients to discuss (a) Aged debt for their
respective areas (b) Raise any concerns with non-payment of debt
Provide all our clients with an outstanding debt recovery service
by understanding their personal needs and processes.
Deliver a service second to none in a cost effective manner.
Participate in sending out daily credit control letters &
regular statements when required.
Manage relationships with the clients in order to reduce exposure
to potential bad debt whilst ensuring client satisfaction
Comply with Firm's procedures and manuals.
Carry out additional duties as and when required
Find out how far you can go
Demonstrable credit control experience, however a background in
sales ledger, i.e. billing and cashiering will be desirable.
Ability to prioritise efforts to maximise cash collection
Good working knowledge of the regulatory environment including
Solicitors Accounts Rules and Anti-Money Laundering
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
Strong communication skills - a professional & confident approach
Tactful and persuasive te
Establish strong working relationships with Partners, Fee Earners
and Personal Assistants
Coordinate with other members of the credit team and wider finance
teams to ensure that all tasks are completed on time
Excellent prioritisation and time management skills.
Organised, with lateral thinking skills and an eye for detail
Ability to demonstrate working under one's own initiative and as
part of a team
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym
membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biannual private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Due to COVID-19, all of our roles are currently home-based until it
is safe to return to our modern office spaces. Our core operating
hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to
considering requests to work more flexibly.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. This has laid the
foundations for our Responsible Business strategy.
In December 2020 we donated a total of £40,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £10,000 towards the
causes colleagues support throughout the year. The donations went
towards providing vital services after a particularly challenging
year. Our current selected charity in Bristol Office is St Peter's Hospice
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through action
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Some recent initiatives include:
Strava running club: a virtual firm-wide running club on Strava,
with regular challenges to keep us all motivated to stay active.
Live Cook Along for Black History Month: We hosted a live virtual
'Cook Along' to share the connective power of food and community.
UK Disability History Month: We supported the event with
informative pieces and real life stories, reflecting our commitment
to supporting those of our colleagues who have a disability or who
care for someone with a disability.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work
for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
(Bristol), St Werburgh's City Farm (Bristol) and Moseley Road
Swimming Baths (Birmingham) .