Law firm makes the grade for education debt recovery panel

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jan 2019

The growing debt recovery team at Wilkin Chapman solicitors is one of five legal firms to be appointed as a ‘preferred supplier’ for debt recovery work to all universities and higher education colleges across the UK. 

The firm has secured a place on the recently announced debt recovery framework panel of the London University Purchasing Consortia and will remain on the framework for five years, with an estimated annual contract value of £2-million.

In winning a place on the much sought-after panel, the Wilkin Chapman team has been recognised for the quality of service and of its ‘one-stop-shop’ method of delivery. The department will provide both collections and legal work in relation to unpaid tuition and accommodation fees. 

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Mark Taylor, partner, said: “What was extremely pleasing was, that in areas of quality and service delivery we came out with the highest scores across the appointed firms. This is the first time we have been appointed and so naturally we are delighted to have been chosen as an approved supplier. We already act for a number of Universities and therefore this is a significant appointment for the whole team.”

Mark, with more than 25 years’ experience in both consumer and commercial debt recovery, works closely with partner and department head Chris Grocock, who leads the 130-strong team based across Lincolnshire, East and South Yorkshire.

It follows the debt recovery department being singled out for praise in this year’s Legal 500 – the most comprehensive assessment of law firms’ capabilities. Based on strict criteria and extensive research, it has been judged as Tier One – the highest possible ranking for an individual department.

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