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‘Our aim is to level the legal playing field, by ensuring our clients have equality of arms,’ explains Level co-founder Katie Alexiou. ‘Assets are often held in just one party’s name, creating an imbalance in the level of representation the parties can afford in litigation. Through the provision of funding for legal fees, our clients are able to instruct an appropriate legal team, giving them the best chance of reaching a fair financial settlement, swiftly and cost effectively.’
The firm prides itself on being flexible, approachable and responsive: ‘We are a specialist team, dedicated to providing access to justice and making life easier for solicitors and their clients. We work collaboratively with the legal community to find creative solutions and offer a personal bespoke service,’ Alexiou adds.
Level will fund solicitors’ fees and disbursements including barristers’ fees during legal proceedings, whether through court, mediation or arbitration. It is able to provide fully secured or unsecured lending, depending on the client’s circumstances and will compensate borrowers who have stronger security with a lower interest rate. Level will agree a maximum loan facility based on the circumstances of a case which will be paid into the solicitor’s client account.
‘At Level, we believe our role is to make the route to financing legal costs the least stressful part of a challenging process,’ she notes. ‘During the most pivotal, difficult and life-changing moments, it is vital to have the very best legal advice, support and expertise at hand.’
The firm, which was founded in 2016 has since become the top-ranked litigation funder for family law by Chambers & Partners in 2020. ‘Being ranked a top tier litigation funder, the only one in the field of matrimonial law, was a pivotal moment for the entire team at Level and recognition of our nuanced legal understanding in this area, the empathetic nature with which we approach interactions with our clients and our responsiveness,’ the firm says of the ranking. ‘The solicitors we work with often tell us they appreciate our excellent service and this ranking gives them another reason to remain confident in Level.’