The ME Group, the fast growing LegalTech and litigation funding business, is to sponsor the 2nd Annual LF Dealmakers Forum, to be held on September 18-19, 2019 in New York City.
Rob Cooper, ME Group CEO, who will be speaking at the event, said it provides an important platform to meet directly with some of the leading players in litigation finance, one of the fastest growing sectors in legal services.
“We are delighted to be a first-time sponsor at the LF Dealmakers Forum, and look forward to increasing our profile in the U.S following our participation in last year’s event.”
“The Litigation Funding sector is much more advanced in North America and we are looking forward to taking part in this exciting event which is well attended by industry leaders from across the globe.”
He explained that as well as the business managing an ever-increasing amount of capital in the volume consumer litigation sector across litigation finance and insurance, last year ME Group also acquired Quanta Capital to spearhead its push into litigation funding for commercial disputes and matrimonial matters.
He said: “Quanta Capital is a stand-alone business within the ME Group with a special focus on SME disputes which require funding in the £250K – £2.5m range, and matrimonial disputes involving high-net worth clients. We are pleased with the good progress that the business has made since our acquisition, and we look forward to increasing our investment as we continue to build the business.”
The conference, which is invitation only, attracts corporates, law firms, litigation finance firms, institutional investors, and strategic advisers.
Rob said that, in the UK, the total market for legal services in 2017 was circa £32bn, of which investment in UK litigation funding accounted for approximately £1bn (Law Society). “There is still headroom in UK litigation funding, and we hope LF Dealmakers Forum in New York will help surface opportunities for the domestic market.”
About ME Group
The ME Group is a LegalTech provider of litigation funding, insurance and legal representation for consumers facing complex legal problems.
Using our proprietary technology, we provide fast and efficient dispute resolution that is revolutionising the legal services market for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Located in Cheshire, UK, the ME Group has rapidly grown from its inception in 2017 to become a market leader in its sector, championing access to justice for consumers.
The ME Group mission is to improve the quality and reduce the cost of dispute resolution for all parties through the use of LegalTech
For more information please contact: Ben Welsh, 07568 382040