The Team

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Executive Team

Apex brings together top talent from the legal, financial and technology space to provide a bespoke funding product.

Maurice Power

Chief Executive Officer

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In 2016 Maurice led the successful launch of Ferguson Litigation Funding Limited and quickly established this new business as a credible and trusted provider within the global litigation funding market.

Since 2013 Maurice has also been the Managing Director of Ferguson Financial Solicitors, during which time the firm has established itself as a major partner to the UK insolvency sector.

Prior to joining Ferguson Financial Solicitors, Maurice spent 16 years in the UK motor claims sector, primarily managing national sales teams for LSE listed companies Helphire Group plc and Accident Exchange plc.

Timothy Fallowfield

Advisor

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Tim has 33 years experience in the finance sector. Having worked on both the buy (Black River Asset Management, Noble Resources) and sell sides (Chase, ABN, UBS, ING), with the last 15 years running external or internal Macros Hedge Funds. Over half of his career has been in Asia and Tim’s expertise in setting up and managing a fund will help provide a robust and secure framework to the operating process of the Apex funds.

Sergei Purewal

Consultant

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Sergei is a non-practising Solicitor admitted in England and Wales with significant high value, complex dispute resolution (ADR) and litigation experience (commercial and civil) in sectors of private practice, litigation funding and after-the-event insurance and has been asked to use his specialised knowledge and skills in the capacity as expert witness.

Sergei has been involved in some of the leading precedent setting landmark cases in the U.K. (including class actions) having worked for the likes of law firms Dentons and Eversheds as well as litigation funders Burford Capital (UK) and Ferguson’s. He has held senior posts as Partner and Funding Manager, as well as being a Senior Underwriter in the legal expenses sector and so is able to bring together a wealth of valuable knowledge and insight into managing litigation/ arbitration risks from across the aisles by practicing an innovative, forward thinking, added value and solution-driven approach.

Michael Symons

Consultant

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Michael is a legal entrepreneur and has a wealth of experience in the legal and ATE sectors as well as a good working knowledge of litigation funding.

Michael qualified as a solicitor at the end of 1979 and has held a practising certificate for 40 years although only practising for a fraction of this time having set up, or invested in, various quasi legal and disruptive businesses.

In 1992 he jointly founded the Helphire Group as CEO which was the market leader in credit hire and repair, floating the company on the main list of the London Stock Exchange in 1997. Helphire’s insurance subsidiary, Angel Assistance, pioneered ATE and was the largest marketeer of ATE policies in the UK in its formative years. Helphire changed the way that insurers behaved towards policyholders following accidents, but not without some major legal battles including three Court of Appeal cases and two House of Lords cases over a two year period at the start of 2000.

Michael left Helphire (which has now merged with Northgate) in 2005 and jointly founded LAMP Group Limited, a specialist ATE underwriter which was very successful before the law relating to recovery of premiums changed in April 2013. He had the role of Chairman until 2018 when he took over as CEO and subsequently liquidated the Group.

Michael has been a non-executive director and shareholder in Epoq Group Limited since 2006, the market leader in the UK for online legal services.

Stephen Allinson

Advisor

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Stephen has specialised in credit, debt and insolvency work since 1987, and has extensive experience in dealing with the full range of these procedures. Prior to setting up his own consultancy, he was a Business Recovery and Insolvency partner at a major law firm. As well as acting as a Consultant to the legal profession, he also pursues many other projects in the legal, insolvency and credit fields and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law.

In addition to being a Solicitor Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, he has previously been an Associate Member of the Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers.

Stephen was appointed Chairman of the Board of The Insolvency Service in January 2017 and is also the Chairman of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB); the Deputy Independent Examiner for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and one of the Chairmen of the Methodist Church Disciplinary Process.

Executive Team

Apex brings together top talent from the legal, financial and technology space to provide a bespoke funding product.

Maurice Power

Chief Executive Officer

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In 2016 Maurice led the successful launch of Ferguson Litigation Funding Limited and quickly established this new business as a credible and trusted provider within the global litigation funding market.

Since 2013 Maurice has also been the Managing Director of Ferguson Financial Solicitors, during which time the firm has established itself as a major partner to the UK insolvency sector.

Prior to joining Ferguson Financial Solicitors, Maurice spent 16 years in the UK motor claims sector, primarily managing national sales teams for LSE listed companies Helphire Group plc and Accident Exchange plc.

Sergei Purewal

Consultant

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Sergei is a non-practising Solicitor admitted in England and Wales with significant high value, complex dispute resolution (ADR) and litigation experience (commercial and civil) in sectors of private practice, litigation funding and after-the-event insurance and has been asked to use his specialised knowledge and skills in the capacity as expert witness.

Sergei has been involved in some of the leading precedent setting landmark cases in the U.K. (including class actions) having worked for the likes of law firms Dentons and Eversheds as well as litigation funders Burford Capital (UK) and Ferguson’s. He has held senior posts as Partner and Funding Manager, as well as being a Senior Underwriter in the legal expenses sector and so is able to bring together a wealth of valuable knowledge and insight into managing litigation/ arbitration risks from across the aisles by practicing an innovative, forward thinking, added value and solution-driven approach.

Michael Symons

Consultant

See More

Michael is a legal entrepreneur and has a wealth of experience in the legal and ATE sectors as well as a good working knowledge of litigation funding.

Michael qualified as a solicitor at the end of 1979 and has held a practising certificate for 40 years although only practising for a fraction of this time having set up, or invested in, various quasi legal and disruptive businesses.

In 1992 he jointly founded the Helphire Group as CEO which was the market leader in credit hire and repair, floating the company on the main list of the London Stock Exchange in 1997. Helphire’s insurance subsidiary, Angel Assistance, pioneered ATE and was the largest marketeer of ATE policies in the UK in its formative years. Helphire changed the way that insurers behaved towards policyholders following accidents, but not without some major legal battles including three Court of Appeal cases and two House of Lords cases over a two year period at the start of 2000.

Michael left Helphire (which has now merged with Northgate) in 2005 and jointly founded LAMP Group Limited, a specialist ATE underwriter which was very successful before the law relating to recovery of premiums changed in April 2013. He had the role of Chairman until 2018 when he took over as CEO and subsequently liquidated the Group.

Michael has been a non-executive director and shareholder in Epoq Group Limited since 2006, the market leader in the UK for online legal services.

Timothy Fallowfield

Advisor

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Tim has 33 years experience in the finance sector. Having worked on both the buy (Black River Asset Management, Noble Resources) and sell sides (Chase, ABN, UBS, ING), with the last 15 years running external or internal Macros Hedge Funds. Over half of his career has been in Asia and Tim’s expertise in setting up and managing a fund will help provide a robust and secure framework to the operating process of the Apex funds.

Stephen Allinson

Advisor

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Stephen has specialised in credit, debt and insolvency work since 1987, and has extensive experience in dealing with the full range of these procedures. Prior to setting up his own consultancy, he was a Business Recovery and Insolvency partner at a major law firm. As well as acting as a Consultant to the legal profession, he also pursues many other projects in the legal, insolvency and credit fields and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law.

In addition to being a Solicitor Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, he has previously been an Associate Member of the Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers.

Stephen was appointed Chairman of the Board of The Insolvency Service in January 2017 and is also the Chairman of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB); the Deputy Independent Examiner for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and one of the Chairmen of the Methodist Church Disciplinary Process.

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