Wilkin Chapman secures place on major university framework panel

Wilkin Chapman 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 panel, the Wilkin Chapman team has been recognised for the quality of service and of its ‘one-stop-shop’ method of delivery, according to the firm. The department will provide both collections and legal work in relation to unpaid tuition and accommodation fees.

Mark Taylor, partner at Wilkin Chapman, commented on the appointment: “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.”

Taylor (pictured), with more than 25 years of 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 and East and South Yorkshire.