One of the UK and Ireland’s largest law firms with a growing international presence, has signed an agreement with the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), Europe’s largest credit professional body, to become a corporate partner.
DWF started off as a four-office practice in 1977 and is today based in 16 locations throughout the UK, Europe and in Dubai, with over 2,300 employees.
Neil Jinks FCICM, director in the recoveries team at DWF, says the partnership will provide a shared platform for commercial and client support for CICM’s members: “Providing venues, facilities and expertise, we can promote best practice in legal matters relating to credit management and the debt recovery process.”
The legal business offers a full range of debt recovery services , including cost-effective and ad-hoc advice through its consultative approach, from pre-legal collections and debt litigation, to strategic enforcement, insolvency proceedings and ancillary services such as debtor profiling, tracing and process servicing.
“The partnership presents an opportunity for regular engagement with the CICM’s members, offering a high level of expertise and experience,” Neil continues. “As a credit professional and Fellow of the institute myself, the partnership will enable us to further understand the issues that members face and discuss the solutions available.”
In addition to offering its business services to members, DWF will also be writing the ‘Legal Matters’ page of the CICM’s monthly membership publication, Credit Management; provide a free member helpline service; host the CICM Law Conference later in the year; and run topical webinars for CICM members.
Philip King, Chief Executive of the CICM, is delighted with DWF’s decision to become a corporate partner: “It supports our aim of providing members with access to a wide range of specialist services within the CICM network.”
DWF will be organising and hosting a number of seminars and events in partnership with the CICM, and will be inviting members to join its experts on those occasions.