Unrivalled expertise. Solution-driven.

Ignite understands the need for prompt, commercially minded decision making in the litigation insurance sector.

With decades of experience across the entire insurance value chain, an extensive product suite, and a solution-driven approach, we aim to catalyse access to justice in commercial and consumer litigation. 

We collaborate closely with some of the world’s premier funders and law firms to develop investment risk transfer strategies, and help litigation funders and law firms utilise their capital more efficiently to drive better returns for all stakeholders. 

Removing jeopardy and enabling justice

Founded and led by a team of ATE and litigation funding experts, Ignite is at the forefront of the Legal Expenses insurance marketplace. 

Leveraging our market understanding, we effectively address issues raised by brokers and stakeholders to continually improve the legal expense insurance experience. We prioritise rapid quote turnaroundoffer innovative solutions, and maintain transparent communication. Through thorough due diligence and collaboration, we deliver cost-effective solutions facilitating access to justice, supported by A- rated capacity.

Assured Risk Mitigation

Legal Expertise

We leverage industry experts, solicitors, barristers, and our in-house team, to assess, price, and manage risk effectively. With over 100 years of collective experience crafting innovative ATE solutions, our underwriters collaborate with a trusted panel of legal professionals for additional support. This holistic underwriting philosophy underpins our market leading approach to underwriting. 

Tailored Terms

We offer negotiable terms and conditions, delivering tailor-made products that precisely align with our clients' distinct requirements. The seamless adaptation of standard policy documentation enables us to cater to the bespoke and specific individual needs of our client.  

Exceptional Customer Service

Committed to exceeding customer expectations, our clients and broker partners trust our collaborative and efficient approach to reaching tailored solutions. Count on us for timely competitive quotes, ongoing refinement of market-leading product offerings, and customisation of policies to meet precise customer needs through collaboration with all value chain members.

Unbeatable Claims Service

Our operations team ensures the consistent, fair, and prompt payment of claims. Our underwriters closely monitor claim progress, streamlining the payment process to avoid unnecessary delays and ensuring timely disbursement.

Get to know our core team

Byron Sumner
CEO and Co-founder - US and UK

Byron Sumner

Byron’s experience over the past decade includes a plethora of cross-class responsibilities within the (Re)Insurance industry, having held both analytical and transactional roles at several leading insurance organisations, including Argo Syndicate 1200, Chubb, and Aon.

David Green
CUO and Co-founder

David Green

David has worked in the Legal Expenses market for over 20 years and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He has notable experience at a number of BTE and ATE…

Jamie Molloy
Head of ATE and Co-founder

Jamie Molloy

Jamie has worked in the ATE market for the past 17 years. His experience includes underwriting and managing a significant volume of High Court disputes as well as…

Kyle Stubbs
Head of Strategic Partnerships

Kyle Stubbs

Kyle oversees new business opportunities and manages key client accounts for Ignite’s insurance scheme business. With 20+ years in the legal and insurance sector, Kyle has worked for some of the most respected and recognised firms within the litigation sector.

Mike Timmons
Scheme Underwriting Manager

Mike Timmons

Mike has more than 40 years insurance experience including the last 22 years in senior positions in the legal expenses insurance sector. He has been actively involved…

Amy Rothbarth
Technical Underwriter

Amy Rothbarth

Amy is responsible for technical underwriting and contributes to the team with her knowledge of Commercial Disputes and Insurance Litigation…

Sally-Anne Bradley
ATE Operations Manager

Sally-Anne Bradley

Sally-Anne has 25 years of legal operational experience and is responsible for assisting the team in its delivery of its ATE insurance product suite.

Duval Marshall
Underwriting Assistant

Duval Marshall

Duval is an Underwriting Assistant working across Ignite’s commercial and consumer business lines.

Ethical Business Commitment

Ignite recognises that the way we do business affects not only our clients, staff, and contractors, but that our stakeholders extend to the wider community in which we operate. Committed to a strict bi-annual code of practice review, we prioritise integrity and compassion in all operations.

We are committed to:

  • Treating customers and suppliers fairly and lawfully
  • Adhering to all facets of established anti-bribery and corruption regulations
  • Service and commitment to professional standards
  • Displaying integrity and compassion