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Leading legal business DWF enters Corporate Partnership with the CICM

Press Release – 15 June 2016

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.


Notes to the editor:

Entering into corporate partnership with the CICM gives organisations a unique opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to professionalism and best practice in the Credit industry. It also opens them up to building better and more secure relationships with the CICM’s 7,000 credit professionals by hosting seminars, speaking at events and providing their business services. There are currently 15 corporate partners, with several multi-national corporations, in fields including recruiting, law, corporate and financial solutions, and credit and debt collection.

For further press information, please contact:

Sean Feast, Alex Simmons, or Tom Berger Gravity Public Relations

T: 0207 330 8810


About CICM:

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) is Europe’s largest credit management organisation, and the second largest globally. The Institute was granted its Royal Charter on 1 January 2015. The trusted leader in expertise for all credit matters, it represents the profession across trade, consumer and export credit, and all credit-related services. Formed over 75 years ago, it is the only such organisation accredited by Ofqual and it offers a comprehensive range of services and bespoke solutions for the credit professional as well as services and advice for the wider business community, including the acclaimed CICM/BIS Managing Cashflow Guides (

 Linkedin: CICM Credit Community