Until 2008, John was a partner at Travers Smith, having founded its Litigation Department in 1978. His areas of specialisation covered commercial litigation and arbitration, both in the UK and overseas. He subsequently spent four years at Harbour Litigation Funding, gaining considerable insight into the funding process.

In addition to continuing as a non-practising solicitor, John was called to the Bar in 2012. He also sits as a Recorder of the Crown Court in both criminal and civil matters on the South Eastern Circuit following his appointment in 2003.

Vannin Capital offers a compelling proposition for those seeking litigation funding, uniting legal expertise and entrepreneurial acumen. As a result, the business has continued to go from strength to strength over the last 12 months and John’s appointment is the latest in a number of senior level hires.

Matthew Cox, Director at Vannin Capital, commented: “John brings the best of both worlds to Vannin Capital, combining the in-depth experience and knowledge of a leading litigation lawyer with an insight and understanding of a litigation funder.”

John Kingston explains the attractions of Vannin Capital: “When the opportunity arose to join Vannin Capital, I was excited by the business’ potential to widen the reach of litigation funding. I was impressed by the team and their approach, aiming to help any audience understand the benefits which litigation funding can bring, whether lawyers, General Counsel or business owners themselves. It is this ability to ‘speak the language’ of business as well as law which sets Vannin Capital apart and which I believe will continue to support the company’s stellar growth.”

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For more information on Vannin Capital, please contact: Leanne Harker, Marketing at Vannin Capital, T: +44 (0)1624 615 111, E: lsh@vannin.com