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Seasons Greetings

We take this opportunity to send season’s greetings for a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

What are the prospects of being retained post-qualification?

Curwens has an excellent track record of keeping newly qualified lawyers. After all, if we have invested in you and taught you the Curwens way of doing things, it does seem sensible to benefit from that investment! Several Assistant Solicitors, Associates and even a current Partner have ‘come through the ranks’. It is of course…

How much influence do I have over the seats I take during my training contract?

Our largest departments are Litigation (including PI, property and contract disputes) and Employment and hence every Trainee can expect to undertake a seat in these areas. In addition Trainees often take seats in Family, Private Client and Company & Commercial. The actual mix and timing of these and other possible seats is decided following discussion…

How Quickly Will I Get My Money?

Often it can be quick, but it will depend on your particular circumstances. Often our initial letter will yield a good result but sometimes other factors emerge such as: • The debt is disputed • The debtor moves away or goes into receivership, liquidation, administration • The debtor actually has no money • The correct identity…

What Do You Actually Do?

It depends on the debtor but we usually write to them but in some circumstances we may telephone them. We would always follow up any telephone call with a letter to confirm what has been said. If the debt cannot be resolved or the debtor does not respond, the next step is legal action. If…

Can You Provide Legal Advice?

Yes, of course! Other debt collection services can’t do this. We can advise you of the legal process of litigation and give you a clear understanding of the cost vs benefit equation. If it better to settle with your debtor for a far smaller sum we will advise you so