About Sparkle Capital

Sparkle Capital originally sat as a captive funder that worked exclusively alongside a leading ATE insurance provider. Together, we enjoyed a fruitful relationship providing a combined package of funding and After the Event insurance, assisting with access to justice for those people and entities unable to otherwise afford the significant expense and risk of litigation.

Since 2020, Sparkle has separated from its insurance company sibling, to become a market-leading Commercial Litigation Funder. Sparkle has already grown to be one of the UK’s leading and most progressive litigation finance providers.

Our aim is to assist individuals and businesses with access to justice, partnering with leading law firms and barristers to achieve the best commercial outcomes for all stakeholders. Unlike many funders we are privately owned and as a consequence do not have the deployment pressures of traditional funders. We therefore only work with the best solicitors, on the most deserving cases.

Our Promise

Litigation Finance is not a regulated activity. Some funders therefore seek to apply their own rules in terms of their treatment of customers. In our opinion, no funder currently commits itself to sufficiently stringent rules, and in this regard Sparkle aims to be a market leader.

Sparkle has internal solicitors and works closely with a number of FCA regulated organisations, and so, drawing on the Solicitors Conduct Rules and the FCA Principles, we promise the following:


We will conduct our business with the utmost integrity


Our business will be run with the utmost skill, care and diligence.


All business undertaken will be confidential, subject to the permission of the client.


We will conduct our business with reasonable care, ensuring our affairs are controlled responsibly and effectively, including ensuring appropriate risk management systems.


We will maintain directly, or indirectly, appropriate financial resources. 


We will adopt and observe appropriate standards of market conduct.


We will prioritise the interests of customers and treat them fairly.


We will communicate with clients in a clear, fair and not misleading manner at all times.


We will manage any conflict of interests, whether between us and customers or between customers, avoiding all conflicts wherever possible.


We will take reasonable care to ensure the suitability of our service for clients, and invite clients wherever possible to seek independent legal advice when dealing with us.

Our Team

Paul Gibson


Paul joined Sparkle Capital in 2018 through his role of Head of Legal at Acasta Europe Limited. Paul is a qualified solicitor, and a highly experienced litigator, having led a number of commercial litigation teams throughout his career. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, and has particular expertise in Directors and Shareholders disputes and insolvency.

David Reilly

Investment Manager

David joined the Sparkle team in 2020 by virtue of his role as a Solicitor & Commercial Underwriter for Acasta Europe Limited.  He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and since then was in private practice at some very well regarded Manchester city centre practices predominantly undertaking a broad mix of commercial litigation.  David’s wealth of litigation experience enables him to comprehensively assess the merits of contentious matters with a view to providing bespoke solutions to litigation funding enquires.

Lynn Thorne

Relationship Manager

With over 23 years of experience in the legal, insurance and finance industries, Lynn has often worked in a senior management role. Within Sparkle, Lynn works closely with external stakeholders to generate new business as well managing the strategy of ongoing businesses. Her experience and strengths are in managing the end-to-end process of a business operation to deliver targets.