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Clarion expands its Debt Recovery team with two new recruits

(L to R): Dale Fawcett, Shelian Craig, Daniel Carlton, Rebecca Williamson and Struan Mackenzie of Clarion’s debt recovery team

Leeds law firm Clarion is continuing to grow its Debt Recovery team as demand for its services continues and has appointed Rebecca Williamson and Shelian Craig as debt recovery executives.

With over seven years’ experience, Rebecca has worked in the debt recovery practice of a leading Northern law firm, and handled work for large corporations, banks and institutions. Her track record covers acting for both individuals and commercial clients in over 50 countries, including in the US, Canada and Hong Kong. Rebecca specialises in assisting companies that are based abroad, offering bespoke advice on a range of matters, from corporate wealth to insolvency.

Having spent nine years working for a Leeds law firm as a debt recovery assistant, Shelian qualified as a specialist paralegal in debt recovery from the Institute of Paralegals in 2009 before taking on the role of debt recovery executive in 2006.

She has experience in commercial debt recovery, assisting clients in a number of sectors ranging from manufacturers, to electrical suppliers, commercial rent arrears and working on behalf of debt collection agencies.

Daniel Carlton, who leads the Debt Recovery team at Clarion, said: “The practice has been growing steadily over the last few years and we have seen the quality and scale of work coming to us increasing. As well as extensive experience in B2B and B2C debt collection, Rebecca’s work with international clients with debts in the UK, adds another dimension to our offering. In addition, Shelian knows her trade and can be trusted as a safe pair of hands, further strengthening the team.

“As businesses start to feel the impact of COVID in quarter four, we are expecting demand for our services to continue to rise, and our expert team is well-positioned to support them.”

Rebecca comments: “Clarion is well-known as a practice that specialises in recovering business to business debt and I am excited to be joining a fast-growing and reputable team, using my skills to expand its services and extend its international reach. While I handle many complex and high value cases, I am committed to finding a client-focused resolution that ensures both quality and value, and this fits well with the Clarion approach.”

Shelian adds: “I take a commercial approach, while appreciating the importance of trust in any client relationship and this chimes with Clarion’s ethos. The team has established a strong reputation in the field, working effectively to help clients recover funds which, in the current difficult economic environment, could be vital to businesses maintaining a healthy cashflow.

Clarion’s Debt Recovery team offers a comprehensive service, recovering secured and unsecured debt, guarantee and indemnity claims, book debt collections, rent arrears and service charges. The specialist team acts for commercial and consumer organisations, as well as local authorities, throughout the UK.