Annecto Legal helps businesses realise the value of their commercial litigation claims. There is no upfront cost to use the service as we are funded by partners within the legal, finance and insurance sector. Our partners are lawyers that are frustrated with the traditional hourly rate funding model and we work on their behalf to raise awareness of the alternatives available.
Many businesses are missing opportunities to remedy disputes because they feel the pursuit of justice is too expensive. Annecto Legal was established to help businesses pursue claims and remove any perceived cost barrier to litigation.
A claim for financial damages can be regarded as an asset. It is possible to realise the value of this asset using alternative funding methods, third party litigation financing and litigation insurance. By shifting all the risk off your balance sheet, you can recover what you are entitled to, without putting even more of your own money at risk.
Annecto Legal connects businesses with the right lawyer for their case: a specialist in their field of expertise who is also willing to share the risk with clients rather than work only for a traditional hourly rate.
The directors of Annecto Legal are experienced business people that have personal experience of commercial disputes. They are passionate about providing access to justice for other business people:
The directors of Annecto Legal
Michael Lent, Non-Executive Director
Michael has over 30 years experience as a solicitor in private practice, specialising in commercial litigation and insurance, with most of these as a partner in well known firms.
Since 2008 Michael has worked as a successful underwriter of after the event legal expenses insurance for commercial litigation. He has spoken extensively on the topic and established a reputation as one of the foremost experts in this area.
Michael brings his considerable experience of litigation, insurance and funding to the benefit of Annecto Legal’s clients.
Mark Beaumont, Business Development Director
An economics graduate with 15 years experience in business development and training, Mark leads on raising the profile of Annecto within the business community.
Mark is a member of the Executive Committee at the Commercial Litigation Association (CLAN), the country’s only national group dedicated to advancing the interests of the commercial litigation community. CLAN runs training seminars, conferences and organises research, as well as lobbying for reforms in the legal system.
Alongside Sally, Mark is also a director at the Brain Injury Group.
Sally Dunscombe, Operations Director
Sally brings a wealth of operational management and strategic guidance from a business career spanning 30 years. Her experience covers accountancy, insolvency and practice management with the likes of Arthur Andersen, Hanover Park Group, BDO Binder Hamlyn and the BFI Group as well as law firms in the south east.
Sally is also a director at the Brain Injury Group, a Community Interest Company which offers a complete package of support for brain injured people and their families.
Steve Brindley, Director
Steve has been involved in the insurance sector for around 30 years and brings extensive knowledge of acquisitions and markets, claims, policy administration, commercial insurance and property insurance to Annecto Legal.
His professional experience has seen him serve as Managing Director of Hanover Park Commercial, Erinaceous Insurance Services and FARR Insurance, in addition to being Acquisitions and Markets Director for Barbon Insurance, and most recently, founder of Brindley Risk Consultancy Limited; concentrating on property insurance specifically in the ground rent sector.
Steve is also a Consultant to, and an Appointed Representative of commercial property insurance specialists Cadogan Keelan Westall (part of AJ Gallagher).
Phil Hayes, Director
Phil currently runs and manages a successful insurance consultancy business which introduces new products to the Insurance marketplace and has provided solutions to prestigious corporate partners including Honda, Fulham FC, Fiat/Alfa Romeo and Experian.
With over 27 years specialist experience in insurance, Phil brings strong management and relationship building skills across much of the financial services sector to Annecto Legal’s network.
His previous positions include Head of Market Relations at Rarringi & Rosso Group and Head of Insurer Relations at a top four UK Personal Lines Intermediary (owner of Compare the Market).
Phil is a loyal and committed insurance industry leader, with extensive contacts and proven commercial and operational understanding of Insurance Company and Intermediary business practices.
Nic Edmondson, Non-Executive Director
Nic is a qualified solicitor with over 15 years experience both in private practice and industry. His career has included legal and commercial roles with Halliwell Landau, Eversheds and Dalkia Energy & Technical Serivces.
His areas of expertise include insurance and risk management as well as general commercial law. He is an FSA approved person having held responsibility for compliance functions.
Outside of Annecto Legal, Nic currently works as a consultant to a diverse range of businesses, including facilities management companies, private equity houses, insurers and solicitors’ practices.
Tom Williams, Insurance & Funding Associate
Tom has more than 10 years’ experience as an After-the-Event insurance underwriter. Starting out as an assistant underwriter with Allianz Legal Protection, he moved to ARAG as senior underwriter before leaving to join Annecto in order to broaden his horizons in 2016.
Prior to that, he lived in Amsterdam where he was an account manager for a large scientific publishing company for five years.
Tom will bring his underwriter’s eye for detail, and account management skills, to his new role, in order to ensure that the experience of obtaining ATE insurance is as quick and painless as possible for all concerned.