UK law firm Shoosmiths has been chosen by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) as its new exclusive legal partner for 2019-20.
CICM is Britain’s largest and oldest recognised body for the credit management industry. Together with Shoosmiths, recognised market leaders in the field of recovery solutions, it will be working to help raise the profile and increase membership of the CICM the length and breadth of the UK.
Paula Swain is one of three Shoosmiths partners who will be driving forward the partnership with the CICM alongside Andrew Foyle (Edinburgh) and Jason Byrne (Belfast).
Paula, who leads Shoosmiths’ national B2B debt recovery team from Solent, said: “The CICM sets the standards of professionalism in the credit management industry and is a byword for excellence, so working more closely with them makes absolute sense to us and will, I believe, be great for both our respective organisations.
“Shoosmiths handles the debt recovery for some of the UK’s largest corporates so we have a shared outlook of excellence and our UK-wide office network maps exactly with CICM’s own scope of operations. We have great hopes for the tremendous synergies this represents.”
CICM director of strategic relationships Sue Chapple said: “We are delighted to be working with Shoosmiths in 2019-20. We recognise fellow enthusiasts when we see them, and have been impressed by the energy, ambition and spark of the Shoosmiths team. For us, it’s one of those partnerships where one plus one will definitely add up to more than two.”
The relationship started on 1 June.