Guardian Legal Services is a leading independent, FCA-regulated broker, specialising in Litigation Funding and After the Event (ATE) insurance solutions for law firms across England and Wales.

Working with some of the largest insurance companies in the field, we have over 20 years’ experience in providing:

  • Litigation funding for claims from £250,000 – £50 million in value
  • ATE legal expenses insurance for high and lower value litigation
  • Access to delegated authority schemes and processing of ad hoc ATE applications
  • Our services are designed for Solicitors – If you are not a solicitor please do pass our details on to your lawyer.

Our independence of any ATE insurer means we can focus solely on serving the best interests of you and your clients. This is why most of our business comes via recommendation.

  • All policies are protected by the Financial Services Compensation scheme unless otherwise stated.
  • All premiums and funding available on a fully deferred and non-recourse basis
  • Our advice and support at every stage of the litigation process is free

Whether you want to find out more, need advice on ATE insurance and funding options, or access to litigation funding we’d be delighted to talk to you. Please call 0207 118 1884 outside office hours please use our contact form.

After The Event (ATE) Insurance

Delegated Authority (DA) ATE Schemes

Off the shelf and bespoke DA schemes for law firms handling a volume of ATE insurance in a specialist area of litigation, including:

  • Clinical/Medical/Dental negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Commercial disputes
    • Financial mis-selling
    • Contentious trust and probate
    • Professional negligence
    • Insolvency


Ad hoc
ATE insurance

ATE insurance for one off cases, including:

  • Financial and Commercial disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Clinical / Medical / Dental Negligence


Download guidance and an Ad Hoc ATE insurance proposal form here, or contact us on 0207 118 1884.

Contact us on 0207 118 1884 or email

Employment Tribunals – ATE does not cover Employment Tribunals

Solution to lack of ATE Cover for PI

  • Looking For Personal Injury (PI) ATE Cover?
  • Facing a “Catch 22” situation?
  • Access to delegated authority schemes and processing of individual ATE PI/Clin. Neg. applications

Leading legal expenses and assistance provider ARAG has joined with Guardian Legal Services and Affiniti Finance to provide an After-the-Event legal expenses insurance and disbursement funding solution to solicitor firms that handle only a modest number of clinical negligence and other personal injury claims.

The scheme offers a complete package, combining ATE cover (including cover for adverse costs and own disbursements) with competitive disbursement funding.

The unique package is only available to the clients of SRA regulated firms in England and Wales.

“There are numerous smaller firms which handle personal injury cases”, says Head of PI & Clinical Negligence at Affiniti, Grant Cumbley. “which, until now, have found it difficult to fund disbursements and insure their clients’ cases, especially with a reliable, UK-based insurance provider”

“The new small firms solution that we have developed with ARAG and Affiniti responds to a clear market need that isn’t really being satisfied at the moment.” adds Guardian Director Paul Nicholas-Gilbert. “By partnering with Guardian, all of a firm’s clients can benefit from our single, specialist solution and avoid the need to apply on a case-by-case basis

The policy includes Part 36 cover and the single-stage premiums are deferred and only payable on a successful conclusion of the case.

“Guardian and Affiniti share ARAG’s deep commitment to enabling access to justice.” says ATE Sales Manager at ARAG, Mike Knight. “A claimant’s decision to use a smaller firm shouldn’t prevent their case from being insured or preclude them from funding solutions.”

For more details and how to apply to join this scheme

Third Party Litigation Funding

If you’re seeking Third Party Litigation Funding for a commercial dispute, Guardian Legal will provide you with unbiased and independent advice.

Download guidance and a litigation funding proposal form here, or contact us on 0207 118 1884 or email Read More

I have worked with Guardian Legal Services for over 10 years and cannot fault their services at all. Helpful, approachable and extremely knowledgeable within the insurance sector, I simply would not turn to anyone else when seeking an appropriate product for any of the cases that I undertake in injury litigation. Paul Nicholas Gilbert has numerous years of experience in the legal sector and having worked with various other similar professionals during my career, he has the most in-depth knowledge and expertise in litigation funding, particularly in relation to high value claims that I have ever come across.

Rankeshwar Batta
For Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

I approached Paul to try and get a quote for an ATE policy for a difficult Work Related Upper Limb Disorder claim. Not only did he get a quote (when others I had tried could not), but he helped me through the whole process, including liaising with the underwriters. When I needed cover for another claim I had no hesitation in going straight to Paul.

Peter Maynard
Solicitor & Mediator at
Davis Gregory Solicitors

ATE Insurance Funding

One of our strengths is the innovative funding solutions we’ve developed with our insurer partners to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your clients.

“Our aim is to minimise both the stress and the cost of pursuing a substantial claim so you can help your clients achieve the best possible outcome.

We have a strong track record across all areas of ATE insurance and litigation funding, with specialisms in Personal Injury and the rapidly growing Commercial Disputes market.

Our approach is innovative. That’s particularly true of the ATE insurance funding options we’re able to offer. Your clients can now pursue lower value claims, safe in the knowledge they will . Plus we can offer staged premium discounts for early settlement.

That’s a marketing plus for you and a real benefit for your clients.”

Paul Nicholas Gilbert,
Managing Director

Guardian Legal

About Guardian Legal Services, Paul Nicholas-Gilbert offers a professional service focussed on matching lawyers and insurance funding, Many of our projects are repeat work but new clients are always welcome. More…


Guardian Legal Services Limited
tel : 0207 118 1884