Providing litigation risk insurance to a wide range of investors, lenders, and law firms.

With a finely honed understanding of what matters to our stakeholders, Ignite develops investment risk transfer strategies that ultimately help litigation funders and law firms structure their capital more efficiently, driving better returns for all parties.

Ignite was founded by a team of experienced insurance and litigation funding experts who share a passion for refining the relationship between investment capital and insurance.

After achieving success in the London market by providing underwriting solutions for litigation insurance, Ignite expanded its reach to the United States, introducing Litigation Capital Protection Insurance backed by AM Best A- (Excellent) rated capacity through Accelerant Specialty Insurance Company (ASIC).

Our US team has significant experience in the structuring of Legal Expenses Insurance policies, having been at the forefront of their design for several years. Our broker partners and clients value our ability to apply a deep understanding of the legal sector to expedite the insurance experience. We are proud to be equally as well-versed in legal, finance, and insurance complexities.

With thorough due diligence and a collaborative process, we aim to provide our customers with cost-effective solutions.

Offering significant limits of indemnity on AM Best rated A- (Excellent) paper, Ignite’s strength, stability, and responsiveness are core to our approach. Our broker partners and customers trust and value our ability to work collaboratively and efficiently to reach a solution that suits each client.

From best-in-class legal expertise to unparalleled claims service, Ignite is poised to provide the innovative litigation insurance support that today’s market needs.

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…

Nicole Silver
Lead Underwriter and Head of US Operations - US

Nicole Silver

Nicole has a 20-year track record of success litigating complex disputes. She has worked at Winston & Strawn and Greenberg Traurig and has appeared before numerous courts and tribunals including before the US Supreme Court…