From left: Julia Lowe, Rob Burke and Dispute Res partner Matt Dudley.

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Appointment strengthens Midlands' law firm

A senior appointment is set to further strengthen the Dispute Resolution Team at leading West Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons by enhancing the firm’s debt recovery services.

Robert Burke joins Higgs as Head of Debt Recovery having been in senior roles at Irwin Mitchell’s debt recovery subsidiary, Ascent where he specialised in managing clients in respect of b2b debt collection.

Rob has been a debt recovery specialist for more than 15 years, and his varied background has seen him work in consumer and commercial debt recovery, delivering collection services to UK and global household business names as well as SMEs and sole traders.

Rob commented: “I’m very much looking forward to joining Higgs’ team of specialist lawyers, and helping to deliver a personal service to our clients.

“Higgs & Sons has an extremely strong reputation in the region, with a great ethos. My role will help to bring added value to the firm’s impressive existing commercial client base as well as developing the commercial debt recovery product base to new clients in the West Midlands and beyond.”

He added: “Almost every business across all industry sectors experiences late payment at some point which can cause considerable cash-flow problems. Often it is only the escalation to professional legal recovery that resolves the issue of non-payment.

“Achieving great results for clients in the region means we will be helping their businesses to prosper and grow, so I can’t wait to get started.”

Rob is originally from the South West, but has been based in the Midlands since March this year. The 44-year-old has four daughters and in his spare time enjoys running, golf and live music gigs.

Partner and Head of department, Julia Lowe said: “Our aim at Higgs & Sons is to bring about the resolution of disputes in a proportionate and cost effective way.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Rob to the department. As a specialist in his field, Rob will add strength to our team which on a day to day basis provides clients with practical advice and solutions to their problems.”

Higgs & Sons, based at offices on the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill, boasts more than 100 specialist lawyers.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Sam Taylor .

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