Manchester firm Thaxted Capital appoints partner

Manchester-based specialist small case litigation funder Thaxted Capital has welcomed a new partner to join its recently launched firm.

Litigation specialist, Mark Dawkins, joins as Partner to support the firm as it aims to deliver specialist small case litigation funding across the North and Midlands regions of the UK. Thaxted Capital will support cases with a funding commitment of up to £1million, charging on multiples of deployed capital and offering a capped return.

Mark’s career to date has spanned nearly 30 years, during which time he has accumulated an exceptional breadth and depth of experience in commercial disputes, in addition to his management and leadership experience. Mark qualified at Simmons & Simmons and worked his way through the firm to become the Global Managing Partner and most recently was Head of Akin Gump’s London Disputes Group.

Jack Bradley-Seddon, Partner Thaxted Capital explains, “I am delighted to welcome Mark to Thaxted Capital. This is a real coup as we look to establish ourselves as the go to firm in the North for our straight-talking approach to litigation finance which is backed up by an extremely experienced legal team. Mark has a wealth of experience and has been ranked as a leader in litigation by legal directories for many years.

Mark Dawkins, Partner Thaxted Capital added: “I am delighted to be involved with Thaxted Capital. I was fortunate during my time in private practice to be the Managing Partner of an international law firm and to head up litigation groups in different firms. This is the first time that I have been involved with a start-up business and it’s very exciting. I am also thrilled to be working with Jack again. We worked together in private practice on a number of cases and, as well as being one of the best lawyers that I have worked with, he is also one of the most entrepreneurial. Thaxted Capital will do well under his leadership.

Thaxted was launched earlier this month by Jack Bradley-Seddon with a £25million initial investment from private equity institutional investor Sandton Capital Partners.