August 1, 2019 @ 8:30 by Steven Hugill
A law firm’s specialist debt recovery team is continuing to grow on the back of new client wins from across the world and a three-fold increase in fee income over the past two years.
Sintons’ team, based in Newcastle, acts for companies and individuals across the UK and internationally, offering advice on matters of all complexities to clients ranging from multi-national corporates to sole traders, with new instructions continually being received on the strength of its reputation.
As a result of the significant increase in workload, the department’s turnover has tripled and three debt recovery managers – Amy Carlton, Caitlyn Elliott and Jill Galbraith – have also been appointed in the recent past, with further recruitment planned.
The trio have joined partner and head of department Angus Ashman – hailed by Legal 500 for his “open and honest manner, exceptional dedication and outstanding knowledge” – who has been a go-to advisor in this area for more than 20 years.
The significant growth in the debt team comes at a time of development for Sintons as a whole, with its Strategy for Growth underpinning the progress and recruitment across all areas of the business.
The firm was the winner of five accolades at the Northern Law Awards 2019, including the overall Law Firm of the Year and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year, of which the debt department is part.
Mark Quigley, managing partner of Sintons, said: “Our debt team has done an outstanding job in the recent past of building on the expertise we already had here to create a specialist team which is winning work around the world.
“Under the expert leadership of Angus Ashman, a very highly-respected name in this field, we are building a dynamic team whose capability is becoming widely recognised.
“Our reputation proceeds us in many cases, with a sizeable amount of our caseload coming from recommendation and referral.
“The growth of the debt team comes at an exciting time for Sintons as a whole, with our Strategy for Growth now delivering the strong levels of development, underpinned by strategic recruitment, we set out to achieve.
“Our success at the Northern Law Awards was indicative of the excellent work and commitment we are seeing throughout the firm, and our debt team is a prime example of the results that are being achieved.”