COMMERCIAL LITIGATION FUNDING EXPAND TEAM FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

London-based Commercial Litigation Funding Limited (CLFL) has expanded its niche commercial litigation funding expertise with the promotion of Ben Hawkins as well as the appointment of Sade Rotibi and Eva Kizlo.

Ben Hawkins has taken over as Managing Director and Sade Rotibi and Eva Kizlo were appointed as a result of extensive growth within the company’s client portfolio. Prior to joining CLFL, Ben Hawkins practiced as a litigation solicitor for six years before pioneering after the event insurance with the launch of DAS’ ATE insurance division (now 80e) in 2000. His new position as Managing Director sees him take responsibility for maintaining CLFL’s profitable business development.

Sade, who brings with her three years’ litigation experience, is CLFL’s Litigation Process Executive and is responsible for managing legal due diligence and monitoring and supporting CLFL’s new business drive. Fluent in Spanish, Sade achieved her LLB degree in 2006 and went on to work for CEDR Solve at the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution before moving into commercial and civil litigation with City law firm Sprecker Grier Halbertam.

Eva joined CLFL as Business Development Manager and will use her three years in-house expertise with a leading Russian steel industry giant and previous top law firm in Latvia plus her extensive international commercial claims advisory experience, to increase the company’s rapidly expanding commercial client portfolio. She will also take sole responsibility for managing and developing close relations with UK and international law firms in addition to identifying litigation and foreign arbitration cases and exploring co-operative opportunities with brokers and law firms in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Russia and Singapore as well as at home in the UK. Eva said of her appointment: “Litigation funding is on the up so there is a real appetite from commercial businesses for help in paying case costs. I’ve worked with commercial litigation firms before so I understand the importance of offering clients the best deal at the right price. I accepted this position because I feel that I can build upon CLFL’s current success by informing commercial businesses about the advantages on offer to them through commercial litigation funding, such as what we provide our clients.”

Ben Hawkins said: “We have enjoyed great success so far this year, which has resulted in us winning new clients and experiencing a substantial increase in work both within the commercial litigation and ATE insurance fields. To ensure we continue to deliver the high standard of service each of our clients expects, our team has been expanded to include dedicated experts with a sound knowledge and commitment to the commercial litigation funding sector. Effectively, we work with the founding shareholders to provide the support and experience required to act upon potential cases quickly and efficiently.”

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