We are a finalist for Debt Recovery at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2022

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Our Team

Joanne Middleton

Jo is Peters PA and wife so they form a great team at work and home. Jo literally organises Pete and has done for years so that he can work his magic collecting the complex debts.

Peter Middleton

Pete is a litigator in our contested team with particular expertise in professional service litigation. Pete has worked at GB for 9 years and has 25 years experience in debt recovery litigation working in specialist areas such as asset finance. Pete is married with 3 children which keeps him very busy. Outside of work Pete is a keen Ice Hockey player. If you have a complex or contested debt issue Pete is your man, he will get his skates on and resolve your issues quickly. If he cannot he will be honest about it and give you good commercial advice so that you do not waste your money.

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Sara Souyave

Sara is our Director Of Debt Services, she is an experienced litigator who is known for her pragmatic approach, attention to detail and an ability to remain calm under pressure. Sara previously worked at a commercial law firm leading a team of debt recovery lawyers handling large volumes of debt recovery and litigation claims for a wide variety of clients across a range of sectors. Sara is proactive and approachable and works closely with our clients to ensure she understands their commercial objectives and delivers results in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.

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Jonathan Walton

Jonathan is a 4+ years experienced contested litigation paralegal, Jonathan supports Peter and Sara in the complex and contested litigation team. Known for his initiative and drive, Jonathan is well organised and driven to succeed and so ensured the team and his colleagues meet the deadlines required in successful litigation. In his spare time Jonathan has been involved for over 10 years in American football/football/basketball; playing, captaining and running teams. He dedicates his nights working in a community scheme of litter picking and enjoys foreign travel.

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Gill Roberts

Gill is the Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) for Goldsmith Bowers. She has been with the firm since August 2020. Gill has worked in and around Legal Accounts for the best part of the last 40 years (yes, she really is that old!) and has lots of all round Accounts knowledge and experience, having worked both as a Legal Cashier and a Legal Accounts Software Tester. Out of work, Gill is very much a home bird and currently working towards finishing the house she and her family moved into during Lockdown 2020. She has a varied taste in music, from all things 80’s and Rock through to the Classical likes of Andrea Bocelli. Gill has an 18-year-old daughter who keeps her on her toes. She also has an immense love of cats and enjoys taking care of the family’s 14-year-old pet. Gill’s favourite holiday spots are South Devon and Florida.

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Adam Stansfield

Adam Stansfield a Senior Legal and Enforcement Litigation Executive within the Legal Recoveries team and is simply an awesome debt collector, particularly skilled at pre legal recoveries and negotiating settlements quickly because he knows instinctively which buttons to press! Adam has worked in the financial services sector and in legal collections for the last 20 years and still going strong! He has been with GB for 5 years apart from 2 months during which he left with our blessing to try a new opportunity. Adam came back because he missed us so much and because we are awesome and so is he. When not working Adam likes to play the odd round of golf and go for a walks with his lovely wife and dog Mindy. Living in Skipton the gateway to the dales he is lucky to have such a beautiful part of the country on his doorstep and always try to make the most of it!

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Dale Fawcett

Dale is our Operations Manager with 15 years experience in debt recovery, working with a large diverse client base ranging from small SMEs through to large national PLCs across multiple sectors. Dales expertise includes assisting and educating companies in credit control and debt recovery, Dale is a systems genius and great people motivator with outstanding industry and sector knowledge, Dales experience enables him to create a truly bespoke services for all of our clients because he enjoys investing time into our clients and contacts to really get to know their business, understand their challenges, whilst providing workable solutions and building long term trustworthy relationships which gives clients the confidence that he is always looking out for their best interests.

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Sarah Goodwin

Sarah is our Debt Recovery Executive who improves the client experience by ensuring we get the best results for our clients. Sarah has a great skill set and works tirelessly to ensure things are done right in the background. Sarah ensures the small things are done right so that the big things work. Sarah is married with two children.

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Simon Foye

Simon is our Consultant Legal and Enforcement Litigation Executive. Simon has so much varied experience within the debt recovery industry that he can handle most scenarios, he offers tremendous support to the team and clients with particular skills in Insolvency and volume process driven client caseloads ensuring maximum recoveries. Simon has 8 Children and step children and is an avid Wakefield Wildcats supporter but we don’t hold this against him.

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Nicola Hampshire

Nicola is the accounts assistant for Goldsmith Bowers and has been with the firm for 13 years. Nicola started out with the firm as a filing clerk, moved into admin, then progressed to debt recovery before settling into accounts full time in 2020. Outside of work, Nicola has 3 grown up children and an 8 year old. She also has 2 small grandchildren. She enjoys being at home with her family and cooking for everyone. She enjoys travelling and is looking forward to exploring more places across the UK and the world as having a family young meant that travel was very limited.

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Aiza Majid

Aiza is our valued administrator providing general support to the whole team. Aiza has over 20 years administration experience working in Housing, Banking and the Financial Services industry. Outside of work Aiza is a keen reader of thriller novels, crafter and loves spending time catching up with friends and family.

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Rob & Richard

Rob and Richard are both ageing lawyers with over 30 years combined experience. They founded the Alpaca group in 2014 to innovate within law and invest into new areas of business, always with one eye on doing things differently within each industry. Rob’s background is with a boutique law firm in Leeds that had extensive debt recovery experience, while Richard worked for a big national law firm before completing an MBA and a Diploma in Management Consulting. Within Goldsmith Bowers, Rob heads up the general operation and finances, with Richard helping to shape strategy and lead on innovation around service delivery and customer service.

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