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Southampton: Promotions and expansion plans for industry leading debt recovery team

By Dan Teuton
8 February 2018

A series of promotions have been made within the industry-leading debt recovery team at national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP.

The debt recovery team is ranked in the Top Tier of The Legal 500 and has dealt with over 300,000 cases and recovered nearly £250 million for clients in the past ten years.

Phil Roberts has been promoted from senior associate to partner in recognition of his contribution to the firm and the team. Roberts, along with partner Kat Quinton, will be responsible for jointly leading the team.

Senior associate Stuart Hoysted has been promoted from debt recovery team manager to debt recovery technical director.

In this new, dedicated role Hoysted will use his extensive technical legal knowledge to ensure the team stays at the forefront of the industry as it develops and will be responsible for providing training, support and technical legal guidance to the team.

Finally, Anna O’Reilly has been promoted from team co-ordinator to team manager after a year in the role. O’Reilly is responsible for much of the day-to-day management of the large team, including recruitment, management of HR related issues, financial reporting and much more.   


Phil Roberts, Stuart Hoysted and Anna O'Reilly

Clarke Willmott partner, Kat Quinton, said: “The world is changing in regards to regulation, client needs, the general economy, the way we work and the way we interact with others. Accordingly, we have reviewed how we can best structure ourselves and maintain our position at the forefront of the debt recovery industry.

“Phil has been recognised for some time as an expert in the field of debt recovery. Now, as a partner and joint leader of the team he will be instrumental in shaping the team’s future direction and ensuring its continued success. The introduction of a debt recovery technical director is a brilliantly positive step for us and Stuart is the perfect person for this role. Our clients and the team will really benefit from the expertise Stuart brings. Anna’s role has developed hugely in response to the team’s growing workload and her recent promotion reflects this.

“These appointments are integral to our long-term plans and are very well-deserved. We are fortunate to have a wealth of experience in our team and we are committed to developing that talent and rewarding success.”

Clarke Willmott’s debt recovery team has been operating for over 25 years. A national firm, Clarke Willmott has regional offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

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