Litigation funding specialists, Apex Litigation Finance have announced the appointment of Stephen Allinson, Solicitor and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, as their new Head of Legal.
Stephen is a credit, debt and insolvency specialist who has worked in the field since 1987. His extensive background also includes setting up his own consultancy and before that he was a Business Recovery and Insolvency Partner at a major law firm. As well as acting as a consultant within the legal field, Stephen also pursues other projects in the legal, insolvency and credit fields, and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law.
In addition to Stephen’s extensive licensed insolvency work, he has also been an Associate Member of the Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers. A multi-disciplinary consultancy whose council is selected through leading members of combined professions, to offer professional support in property, legal and insolvency matters.
Stephen says: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the growing team at Apex. Without a doubt, litigation funding is now a vital area in the litigation sector. With its concentration on mid-tier claims, Apex is well placed to become a very important player in this market. I am looking forward to working with Maurice and the team, and with the many solicitors and insolvency colleagues who will, no doubt, wish to discuss opportunities with us.”
Furthermore, Stephen is no stranger to the position of Chairman as he was appointed Chairman of the Board of The Insolvency Service in January 2017, serving in that role until May 2021, and is also the Chairman of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB), a member of ICAEW Investigation Committee and a Chairman of the Methodist Church Disciplinary Process.
Apex CEO Maurice Power says: “We are excited to announce Stephen’s appointment and to welcome him to our growing team. His skill and experience will add real value to the Apex proposition and further cement our position as a litigation funder of choice for the insolvency sector.”