We assess claims for free and assignors are under no obligation to accept any offer we make
In order to assess your claim we need you to send us the key documents / pieces of information that will help us to understand your claim. We will enter into an NDA to protect the confidentiality of any information submitted to us.
We do not have a set form - nor do you necessarily need to create anything specifically for us. You know the claim best and so will know what the key documents are that will help us to understand and assess the claim. We don’t need all of your documents or even a large volume of documents (this will only slow down our review) - but the key documents that succinctly explain what the claim is about, any pre-action correspondence with the defendants, any contractual documents that may be the subject of the dispute, any advice you have already obtained from solicitors / barristers; and/or, any draft or filed pleadings (if you have got this far).
H&J’s expert team of in-house litigators will conduct a (free) assessment of claims submitted to us. We will aim to conduct an initial assessment within seven days - and to revert to you after that time with our decision or, if we are not yet in a position to make a decision, any questions, requests for further documentation or suggestions for further investigatory work.
Once we have completed our assessment we will confirm whether this is a case that we would be interested in purchasing. If we are interested in purchasing the claim we will liaise with you to understand your key drivers and any concerns you may have.
If we are interested in purchasing the claim we will liaise with you to understand your key drivers so that we can best structure the assignment in a way that works best for you. We typically prefer to structure assignments so that the assignor retains an interest in the proceeds of any successful outcome.
However, some companies / individuals prefer an immediate upfront payment (for example, to meet legal fees already incurred) - in which case this can be factored into the structure. We will draft the necessary legal documentation and bear the costs of the assignment.
Our experienced team of litigators will devise a strategy for the claim designed to achieve a successful outcome in the most efficient way. We approach cases from a commercial perspective and so will always be interested in resolving claims via settlement where possible as protracted litigation generally benefits no-one.
However, as assignees our interests in maximising recoveries are aligned with assignors – therefore if we consider there is value in continuing to pursue claims at proportionate cost then we will always pursue a claim further.
If Defendants are unwilling to enter into a reasonable settlement then we will go to trial – and, to date, we have a 100% record of all claims taken to trial.
We incur all costs associated with the proceedings – court fees, solicitors, barrister and experts. We also assume all risks – including in respect of any adverse costs awards.
Our team is comprised of expert litigators with first-rate training and years of experience. We develop sophisticated and creative strategies to drive cases to a successful outcome.
We keep costs down by conducting much of the litigation work in-house. Where we need to work with external counsel we utilise our relationships to secure engagements on preferential terms.
We don't believe in 'one size fits all'. Every case is different and will be analysed in forensic detail. We ensure we are best placed to maximise recoveries by developing a comprehensive understanding of the relevant factual, legal and tactical drivers.
The needs and concerns of assignors will also vary from case to case. We work closely with assignors to structure the best deal for them, and get all the information we need to succeed with a claim (which may include funding investigatory work).
When we take on a case, we make sure we have the right team for the job – whether that is incumbents with historical knowledge, a new legal team, or our in-house team to reduce costs.
There are no particular types of cases that we 'don't do' and we pride ourselves on providing creative solutions. We thrive on challenging ourselves and are happy to invest our time and effort in investigating claims that appear to be more difficult.
We will assess your case for free and you are under no obligation to accept any assignment offer that we may make.
There are, of course, times when we are unable to take claims forward ourselves – but if that is the case we will utilise our experience and network of contacts to offer suggestions as to potential alternative avenues that you may wish to explore.
If you have a case you'd like us to review please send us details using this form. However, other than your contact details, the fields are not mandatory and merely indicative of the information that may help us to process your claim quicker. If you'd prefer, please feel free to drop us an email at: