David Scottow appointed Fellow of the Institute of Credit Management

David Scottow, DWF’s Senior Director and National Head of Recoveries has been appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Management.

Fellowship is the Institute of Credit Management's (ICM’s) highest Membership accolade, so the criteria are naturally both stringent and demanding. There is no direct admittance to Fellowship and applicants must have been vocational or graduate Members of ICM for at least five years continuously and demonstrated support for the Institute. 

Applicants for Fellowship must meet certain criteria in order to gain this level of membership, such as they occupy a position of significant responsibility within credit management and have done so for at least seven years, have made a notable contribution to the credit profession over at least five years, have participated in national or branch affairs and will through their career achievements, have increased the regard or recognition accorded to the Institute or to the credit profession.

David said: “I am delighted to have been made a Fellow of ICM, having been involved with credit throughout my career of almost 40 years. Over the years, I have been actively involved with the Yorkshire Ridings Branch and I am pleased to serve on the committee. I have also worked with ICM on a National level, contributing to their education programme and annual law conferences.

I look forward to continue working with ICM and its members to help to raise the profile of our profession, which is so important to the economy. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ICM’s Membership & Recruitment Committee and my referees for supporting my application.”

Successful applicants may use, whilst in membership, the designatory letters FICM.

Neil Jinks, another director of the Recoveries Team is also a Fellow of the Institute. Neil was awarded fellowship in 2011 for his contribution towards ICM affairs, and is Regional Representative for the Midlands.

For more information about DWF Recoveries or ICM please contact Neil Jinks.

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.

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David Scottow

Director - National Head of Recoveries

I am a Senior Director and National Head of Recoveries with almost 40 years’ experience in debt litigation, insolvency and credit management..


Neil Jinks


I am a Director within the recoveries team at DWF. I have over 25 years of experience working in law firms, the credit industry and High Court enforcement sector, managing and developing debt recovery operations and client relationships.