Head of Funding
Mark was a founder of Maxima Litigation Funding in 2007 having worked on early developments in the market and placing some of the first cases post Arkin V Bouchard Lines.
Mark is described by a client’s Chairman, Tom Gosling, who has a large claim in the International Arbitration Court of the World Bank (ICSID)as:
“Mark gets it, he understands quickly the big picture from the client point of view and pulls together the strands to make it work. He has become our key ally in this dispute”
The ethos of Mark’s approach and that of the practice has always been to work with clients and their cases personally developing a relationship that can deliver solutions tailored to that specific need. Bringing together and often creating bespoke elements to make a financial solution is central to Mark’s enjoyment of his role.
Having started his career in Financial Services, Mark made the move into litigation initially by leading a successful Costs Drafting business. They sought a more client focussed approach away from a “post room” service that never interacted with their clients. Interaction led to creativity and the move into litigation funding and legal expenses insurances.
Mark was part of the pivotal group who assisted the Civil Justice Council of England & Wales to develop a regulatory framework for the litigation funding market and subsequently part of the deliberations for the Jackson Report on Litigation. He has strong relations in most credible litigation funds and a working relationship with bespoke insurance underwriters in London and the US.
Mark has worked on and placed into the market over 500 million pounds of damages.
Mark’s interests outside of Maxima include endurance and trail running, history and culture. With his family he enjoys travel, dining out and good wine. Mark is a leader on the Alpha Course and enjoys Christian apologetics.