Mark Taylor has been appointed business development manager in the debt recovery and insolvency department at law firm Wilkin Chapman.
Taylor’s move ends industry speculation about his future after his previous firm, Incasso, was purchased from the administrators of parent firm Cobbetts by HL Legal in February.
He was previously client services director and head of department at debt recovery firm Incasso and has more than 22 years of experience in debt recovery.
Chris Grocock, partner and head of debt recovery and insolvency at Wilkin Chapman, said: “I have known Mark as a friendly competitor for many years and he is well respected in the industry.
“His decision to join is a great coup for Wilkin Chapman and Mark will bring both knowledge and expertise to enhance our service for clients.”
It was confirmed that Taylor will take up his new role with immediate effect.
He added: “I was impressed by the firm’s ability to be innovative in their approach to debt recovery, whilst maintaining a professional and compliant service. I am genuinely excited at the prospect of working with Chris and his team.”
The firm has 40 employees in its debt recovery team and is expanding its work in the debt recovery and insolvency field, which already has a presence in the utility, local authority, commercial debt collection and debt purchase sectors.
Lincolnshire-based Wilkin Chapman has 41 partners and 305 staff.
By Ellie Duncan