Apex Litigation Finance to appoint Head of Insolvency

11th October 2021

Litigation funding specialists Apex Litigation Finance has announced the upcoming appointment of Mark Sands as Head of Insolvency.

Sands will join the firm in January 2022, assuming overall responsibility for the company’s presence in the insolvency sector.

Sands 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, his career previously included roles at KPMG and Tenon.

Sands 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.

He 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 said “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.”