Nigel Shepherd

Ampla Finance Legal Appoints Family Law Veteran Nigel Shepherd As Adviser

The appointment of ex-Chair of Resolution and National Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve demonstrates growing collaboration between family law and litigation funders.

Legal financing company Ampla Finance Legal have today announced the appointment of Nigel Shepherd, National Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve, as adviser.

Nigel brings over 35 years of family law experience to the role, being the only person to have twice chaired family law association Resolution and with extensive experience as a solicitor, collaborative family practitioner and family financial arbitrator. In 2019, Nigel become one of only a handful of professionals to have been awarded the Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law.

Commenting on the appointment, Commercial Director, Louise Hall, said:

“We are honoured to have Nigel on board as an adviser, a sign of our commitment to developing the best possible service for UK family law firms. His experience and network are second-to-none and will be invaluable as we continue to develop our offering.”

Backed by private equity firm RoundShield Partners, Ampla Finance provides fair finance for a range of legal issues as a refreshing alternative in an often-opaque funding market. This is a growth area for the family law sector, with a number of lenders offering loans to help fund the over 100,000 divorces undertaken each year in the UK.

Nigel added:

“As a longtime advocate for innovation in family law, I’m excited to join the Ampla team to help develop responsive, trusted solutions for funding issues facing the market, as well as giving strategic advice on complex cases. I look forward to helping grow the relationships between family law solicitors and the promising work being done by Ampla.”

From 2020, Ampla Finance is expanding its range of bespoke legal financing to cover civil litigation, probate and costs following a bereavement. The online Ampla Hub will continue to simplify and speed the lending process for customers, ensuring they can afford the legal representation they require without the associated stresses of lengthy lending decisions and delays.

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