Canada’s emerging litigation finance and insurance sector will expand significantly in November when a global leader merges with JusticeRisk Solutions, this country’s oldest specialist litigation insurance brokerage, says Nick Robson, the company’s managing director.

“We will develop multiple lines of business,” Robson says of the merger with U.K.-based TheJudge Global. “The Judge brings a whole new suite of underwriters and products to the Canadian market.”

TheJudge is the largest litigation funding and insurance broker in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2000, it recently expanded into the American market, opening offices in New York last November and California in July. Its Canadian operations will begin with offices in Toronto and Vancouver.

The expansion is largely driven by the global nature of the market, says Katie Armstrong, an associate director in the London office.

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