Apex Litigation Finance to appoint Mark Sands as Head of Insolvency

Litigation funding specialists Apex Litigation Finance have announced the upcoming appointment of Mark Sands as Head of Insolvency. Mark will join the firm in January 2022, assuming overall responsibility for the company’s presence in the insolvency sector.

Mark has more than 35 years’ experience in the insolvency profession, most recently in a senior role at Quantuma. A former President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association, Mark’s career previously included roles at KPMG and Tenon.

His career as a licensed insolvency practitioner has focused on working on the insolvencies of individuals and SMEs. It’s this focus that Apex say makes him a strong fit for their business, which specialises in supporting small/mid-sized claims rather than the multi-million-pound claim focus of other litigation funders.

Mark also brings a history of success with contentious insolvency. He believes that his ability to delve deep into cases will be an asset for Apex and its clients: “It’s an exciting time for the company, which has established itself as a force in the litigation funding market in a relatively short period of time. I am also thrilled to be joining a company breaking new ground with its use of innovative technology.”

“Once cases are taken on, a thorough investigation can be the key to winning settlements. I am confident that my experience in an investigation will prove to be of great benefit. I will also be able to draw on my wide network of IPs, litigators, and other professionals to grow Apex’s position in the insolvency sector.”

Apex CEO Maurice Power says: “It’s a pleasure to have Mark joining our team in January. His experience and expertise are perfect for the role, and we know that he will add huge value to our business and our clients.”

“Testament to Mark’s abilities is his excellent track record in winning cases that have gone to court. Although we always prefer cases to settle without the need for a court hearing, Mark’s proven investigative ability and diligence can only strengthen our capability in ensuring positive outcomes for our clients and supporting access to justice.”

As Apex continues to grow the team, they are keen to hear from interested individuals from various disciplines, including legal, insolvency, litigation funding, AI development, and business development. Specific litigation funding experience is not essential. Apex will look at an individual’s skillset and identify those who can contribute to their success.

Interested applicants are asked to contact Apex via enquiries@apexlitigationfinance.com by sending a current cv and details of why they would be ideal for Apex.

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About Apex Litigation Finance Limited

Apex Litigation Finance Limited is a company that brings together experienced individuals from the litigation funding, legal and finance sectors to provide third party litigation funding to litigants (corporates, liquidators, and individuals) who are unable to pursue a claim due to the prohibitive cost of litigation.

Although the litigant’s case may have merits, uncertainty over the total costs and the potential risk of being ordered to pay the defendant’s costs, should they lose the case, prohibits access to justice for many claimants.

Following an assessment of the merits of the litigant’s case, through the use of Artificial Intelligence (software utilising predictive analytics to ascertain the likely outcome, duration, and settlement value of the case), legal and commercial expertise, Apex will commit funds to pay legal and other costs associated with the case in return for an agreed share of any award upon a successful conclusion. If there is no recovery, or if the case is lost, there is no debt for the litigant to repay.

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