Premier Litigation Insurance Solutions

Our comprehensive product range caters to the expanding needs of the commercial legal landscape.


After the Event (ATE) insurance is a form of litigation insurance designed to protect against the risk of an adverse costs order. 

Security for Costs

Security For Costs (SFC) cover is an extension of ATE Insurance used in circumstances where an opponent in litigation has applied for such an order pursuant to Part 25 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).

Solicitor Costs Cover

Solicitor Costs Cover is an offering to litigants by Ignite. This product provides cover for solicitor fees not covered by a CFA/DBA retainer, enabling a litigant to reduce the financial outlay of pursuing their claim

Capital Protection

Capital Protection Insurance is an offering available to litigation funders by Ignite. This product enables litigation funders to deploy capital with the comfort that if the case fails, their investment will be returned to them.


CFA/DBA insurance is an offering available to law firms by Ignite. The product enables law firms to enter a 100% risk sharing arrangement with their client, whilst mitigating their risk through Ignite’s policy.

Wrap Protection/Shortfall Indemnity

Capital Protection Wraps (also known as shortfall indemnity insurance) is an extension of the Capital Protection product offered by Ignite. Wrap deals insure a portfolio of cases to ensure that a funding entity is indemnified to avoid a negative return on investment into a number of cases during a certain time period.

Who We Insure

Ignite offers insurance to individuals, businesses, or insolvency practitioners providing that they have a meritorious legal dispute. We typically provide cover for:


Businesses ranging from SME’s who are looking to balance the legal playing field, up to multinational corporates wishing to minimise their downside risk


Individuals who have a legal dispute which, if not for our suite of products, would be unable to have access to justice

Group/class actions

Group/class actions where the court awards permission to individuals to bring similarly placed claims in a single case.

Wraps and Portfolios

Wraps and Portfolios for funders across the world as well as law firms, where we look to insure the entire book rather than an individual risk


Funders where our capital protection policy is specifically designed to protect the funder’s outlay in the event of a loss on a single case

International Arbitrations

International Arbitrations across the world, provided they are heard in a recognised arbitration centre


Schemes in the form of ATE for low value, high volume portfolio arrangements


What cases are suitable for insurance?

Litigation insurance should be considered in all disputes where there is a financial exposure. It
should also be considered in forums such as arbitration and tribunals.

What criteria threshold needs to be met to obtain insurance cover?

Prospects needs to be at least 60% and it needs to be clear the opponent will be able to meet any award of damages and/or costs.

Can the litigant recover the cost of the product from an opponent?

Save for a few limited exceptions, this is not possible, and the cost must be borne by the policyholder from the proceeds in the litigation.

How can I go about securing litigation insurance cover?

Legal Representatives and/or your insurance broker should complete a proposal form and submit the same with a case summary and supporting documentation. This should include (where available) Counsels opinion, pleadings, party-party correspondence and Expert’s reports.

At what point should cover be obtained?

Cases can be considered at any time, although most applications are made either at the outset of the litigation, or prior to proceedings commencing. Applications which have progressed further into the case are less likely to be accepted and may incur higher premiums.

Can cover be backdated?

In some circumstances, we can provide retrospective cover.

Who is the insurer?

Accelerant Insurance Europe SA/NV UK Branch is the UK establishment of Accelerant Insurance Europe SA/NV, an insurance company authorised under code 3193 and regulated by the National Bank of Belgium and the Financial Services and Markets Authority in Belgium. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.   

The Firm Reference Number of Accelerant Insurance Europe SA/NV UK Branch is 940712. Its UK Establishment Number is BR025748 and its UK Establishment Office is located at 1 Tollgate Business Park, Tollgate West, Colchester, CO3 8AB.

What cover limits can you provide?

We can provide up to £10 million of adverse costs cover and significantly more (> £100 million) on portfolio transactions.

Will you consider providing cover for a portfolio of cases?

Yes, please make an enquiry to discuss further.

Get in touch

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