DWF and CICM Corporate Partnership

DWF’s Debt Recovery team is a Corporate Partner with the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), Europe’s largest credit professional body.

This is our dedicated CICM hub where you will useful news and updates.

Recent news, updates and seminars

CICM article - April 17 issue - Are you ready for the new GDPR?
Details - The GDPR introduces a new data protection framework for the UK (and EU). Explore what you can do now to prepare.

CICM article - March 17 issue - Fairness V Collection -The FCA Credit Manager's Dilemma
Details - In this article, David Wood, a partner at DWF LLP's finance litigation team and an expert on consumer credit regulation examines some hot topics for credit managers operating in this sector.

CICM article - Feb 17 issue - DWF expands in Scotland
Details - Written by David Scottow, Partner at DWF. Start the new year with a free DWF Credit Health Check, a consultation with us to review your approach and provide you with some free advice on best practice to help you to address any issues you face and to make the most of your approach to debt recovery.

CICM article - Dec 16 issue - Are your terms & conditions of business fit for purpose?
Details - Written by Craig Chaplin, Partner at DWF. In this article Craig discusses terms and conditions of business and the importance of governing your contracts. 

Seminar - CICM Law Conference 2016 – DWF London - 23 Nov 16
Details - The 2016 CICM Law Conference will be chaired and hosted by Corporate Partner DWF LLP in London’s iconic Walkie Talkie building. This essential legal update will feature high profile speakers from leading law firms, insolvency firms and credit industry professionals, who will explain how the legal and regulatory landscape has changed over the last 12 months and how the changes impact those working in the credit industry.

CICM article - Nov 16 issue - The definition of insanity
Details - Written by Jeff Gledhill, Legal Recoveries and Operations Manager at DWF. In this article Jeff explains DWF's strategic thinking surrounding enforcement.

CICM article - Oct 16 issue - Getting insolvency instructions off to the right start
Details - Written by Duraid Al-Musaied, Senior Paralegal, specialising in debt recovery. Duraid is a member of DWF's Technical team dealing with complex and contentious matters as well as insolvency proceedings. 

Seminar - CICM Credit Solutions Showcase – DWF Manchester - 20 Oct 16 
Details - Mapping onto the credit management lifecycle from customer assessment and take-on thru invoicing, collections and potential insolvency, our presenters will tell you how their products and services can help you assess risk better, get cash in easier, and achieve your targets!

CICM article - Sep 16 issue - Keeping humpty on his wall
Details - Written by James Perry, Solicitor and Director Technical at DWF. James represents companies in defended debt recovery actions and provides businesses with consultancy advice on business change.

CICM article - Jul/Aug 16 issue - Introducing David Scottow
Details - Almost a decade ago David founded the Recoveries team at DWF. Having previously worked for a number of other leading law firms, and in High Court enforcement as well as industry experience as a credit manager, he now has valuable insight and understanding into the issues faced by clients.

Update - Free legal helpline service for CICM members
Details - CICM members have access to a wide range of FREE advice and guidance from industry specialists. DWF will provide 30 minutes free advice on legal issues.

News - Debt Recovery twitter account
Details - DWF's Debt Recovery team has launched a new twitter account dedicated to debt recovery. Sign up today for daily recoveries hints and tips.

News - DWF launches recover 
Details - DWF is delighted to announce the launch of dwf recover - a complete, affordable debt recovery solution for businesses.

CICM article - Jun 16 issue - Introducing CICM's new corporate partnership

About the CICM partnership
The partnership will provide a shared platform for commercial and client support for CICM’s members by providing venues, facilities and expertise. It will also enable DWF to promote best practice in legal matters relating to credit management and the debt recovery process.

Neil Jinks FCICM, director in the recoveries team, says “the partnership presents an opportunity for regular engagement with the CICM’s members, offering a high level of expertise and experience. 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.” 

About the Debt Recovery team 
Our Debt Recovery team 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.

In addition to offering its business services to CICM 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.”

For more information please contact Neil Jinks or David Scottow 

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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.

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..