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Wilkin Chapman’s brief to win contracts creates jobs

IN recent months, Wilkin Chapman's Recoveries practice has won seven new contracts from national businesses and local government representing unprecedented success and creating new job opportunities at the firm.

Wilkin Chapman’s brief to win contracts creates jobs

The regional law firm, headquartered in Grimsby, can now count national businesses such as Npower, The Canal and River Trust, NHS Credit Union, Stoke City Council and Leicester City Council among their growing client base.

The Recoveries practice has been appointed or re-appointed, to work with these national businesses and public sector organisations to advise on debt recovery and insolvency issues. The contracts secured include:

• Canal and River Trust, appointed on a two year contract to recover mooring fees and license fees nationally;

• Npower, appointed on a two year contract to recover unpaid energy accounts from business and domestic customers;

• Stoke City Council and Leicester City Council, both appointed on a two year contract to advise on recovery of council tax and business rates;

• NHS, Transport and First Class credit unions in Scotland, which are the three largest in Scotland and are being delivered in partnership with a Scottish law firm.

The tenders for the contracts were managed by Chris Grocock, partner at Wilkin Chapman and head of the Recoveries Department, supported by his team at Grimsby and Beverley.

Chris said: "These successful tenders demonstrate the skill and expertise that sits within our Recoveries team."

From humble beginnings, the Recoveries Department is now nationally recognised as a leader in the debt recovery field in the UK.

It started in the early 1990's with only three employees and has grown to a team of over 60 people.

Today, the department acts for 80 local authorities, seven utility companies, around 25 credit unions and a variety of commercial business clients.

Chris added: "Our reputation in the industry is going from strength to strength, and we are now on the lookout for the next generation of talented legal minds to support us in our growth."

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