The dependability of the judiciary, world-class judicial protocols and the unrivalled expertise of specialist legal counsel has seen London recognised as the hub of choice for litigation support, both for British and increasingly international cases.

With this increase in proceedings both HNW litigants and international lawyers are turning to litigation support professionals whose areas of specialist expertise is often not available by in-house teams.

Litigation support professionals carry out in-depth investigations examining the minutiae of the case long before any decision is made to go forward with court action; identifying hitherto unknown or unavailable witnesses, initiating background checks on all parties to any proposed litigation and asset identification should proceedings go forward and be successful, to ensure judgement can be fully enforced.

Our Litigation Support Expertise

With over a decade’s experience, Matrix Intelligence are recognised experts in Litigation Support providing background intelligence and crucial information delivered in a concise, factual and court-ready format. This coupled with our considerable experience and thorough knowledge of both British and international jurisdictions has positioned us as the preferred litigation support partner for clients worldwide.

Our pre-litigation reporting has gone on to prove indispensable for our instructing clients, predominantly, but not exclusively law firms and litigation funders, primarily by assessing whether an opponent is worth pursuing with costly litigation and where court action is pursued providing ongoing intelligence to ensure our clients continue to have all the facts at their disposal. Where multiple parties are involved we carry out the same checks to determine whether some defendants are financially stronger than others in the case.

Of course, no two cases are ever the same and we pride ourselves in providing support individually specified to our clients exact requirement. Our pre-court and litigation support extends to complete profiling of the individual subject including court admissible asset tracing with a full wealth assessment report, background and reliability checks, corporate and political affiliations and reputational red flags.

Our Pre-Litigation Reports include:

  • Passport and ID verification
  • Global identity and address verification
  • Compliance and financial checks
  • Civil litigation, criminal and court searches
  • Corporate affiliations and red flags
  • International fraud and sanctions
  • Email verification and fraud check
  • Adverse media search
  • Address and lifestyle enquiries.

Matrix Intelligence are unparalleled in retrieving both OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) and HUMINT (Human Intelligence). Our open source protocols enable us to retrieve data from land registries, corporate records and databases many of which are notoriously difficult to access. Combined with the use of HUMINT, we can quickly identity any corporate or personal malfeasance providing legal reference for our clients to focus their litigation and at the same time reducing cost and timeframes.

We provide pre-litigation reports on a fixed fee basis and support lawyers throughout the life of the case. Matrix adds value to the legal service offerings by placing a range of investigative capabilities at their disposal.

While we are headquartered in London, we have exceptional multi-jurisdictional capabilities in 148 countries with specific expertise in Eastern Europe, Russia & Former CIS countries, select countries in the Middle East and Africa, and all offshore banking jurisdictions.

Litigation Support Case Study

We were engaged by a client to conduct a Pre-Litigation report on a Chinese debtor resident in the UK who had entered into a loan agreement with our client for the sum of GBP 10,000 and subsequently defaulted. Our initial task was to locate the debtor and ascertain their assets.

It was not possible to trace the debtor with the precise information provided by the client, however; using variants of the subject’s surname, we were able to positively identify them and their current whereabouts.

Our investigation revealed that the subject had one potential asset charged by a lender, one Unilateral Notice Charging Order issued by Central London County Court and three unsatisfied monetary judgements totalling nearly GBP 70,000.

Based on the Intelligence that we established, our Client was able to make an informed decision as to whether to issue proceedings, obtain a judgement and join the other charge holders on the property.

Engage us

Whether you are a law firm or a litigation funder, Matrix Intelligence has the reputation and international expertise to support your case. To discuss exactly how we can assist your specific case then please contact us on +44 (0) 203 873 1089 or via our email at info@matrix-intelligence.com.