New head of debt recovery for Sintons

A well-known and highly experienced debt recovery specialist has joined law firm Sintons to lead its fast-growing debt team.

Allison Thompson has worked in the North East legal sector for over 30 years, holding prominent positions in debt recovery work at law firms and as head of her own dedicated business.

Allison, a former Mayor of Gateshead, now moves to Sintons as its new head of debt recovery, leading a specialist and growing team which receives instructions from across the UK through its developing reputation and profile.

The team – which has seen a three-fold increase in fee income over the past two years – was praised by Legal 500 2019 for its work both in volume and one-off high-value debt recovery work, and its ability to take multiple simultaneous instructions on a national basis while delivering an outstanding client service.

The debt team is part of Sintons’ wider dispute resolution department, which won Team of the Year at the Northern Law Awards 2019 in recognition of its legal capability and commitment to its clients, alongside the strong and continuing growth seen within the team.

Allison’s strong experience will add further to Sintons’ debt offering, and she will combine her role in co-ordinating and heading the team with handling client work, overseeing matters including issuing demand letters, County Court claims and bulk enforcement, alongside insolvency matters such as statutory demands, bankruptcy petitions and winding up petitions.

Angus Ashman, partner and head of dispute resolution at Sintons, said: “Our debt team has made highly significant advances in the recent past, and we now regularly receive instructions from across the UK, many of which are achieved through recommendation and referral.

“We are delighted to announce the arrival of Allison to head our debt recovery unit, whose experience and standing within the debt community sets her apart in the regional market. She joins us at a time of continuing strong growth, with further recruitment planned to help us keep pace with our growing caseload, and we are confident her appointment will help the team reach new levels of potential.”

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