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
  • Innovative DBA-based premium funding options
  • Access to delegated authority schemes and processing of ad hoc ATE applications

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
  • 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 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

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

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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


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, including:

  • DBA-based premiums for cases requiring up to £100,000 of ATE insurance cover
  • DBA-based premiums for lower value cases with a minimum value of £25k damages

“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 through a damages-based premium, safe in the knowledge they will retain at least 75% of their award. 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
fax: 0870- 479 1639
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