Sequoia Legal Finance based in Manchester financial hub, Spinningfields, was founded with a single vision of providing best of breed disbursement funding and legal finance to its clients.

The founders of the company all have significant experience in the legal funding market, and have helped set up and worked within disbursement funding businesses in the UK and Australia.

Sequoia’s bespoke solutions allow funding to be used for on-going case disbursements as well as case acquisition. We provide funding for a range of disbursements including medical and other expert reports, court fees, ATE premiums and any other valid disbursement.

Very simply, we are the specialists in case acquisition and disbursement funding.


To be the UK’s leading disbursement funding provider by reputation, quality of service and commercial terms.

We work with law firms to identify funding pain points whilst reducing funding cycles, improving cash conversion, and helping law firms achieve their growth and profit targets.


Lauren Ashun

Founder & CEO

Lauren Ashun has worked with the legal sector for almost ten years. She began her career at Moneypenny, where she was responsible for new business within the legal department.

In 2018, Lauren was head-hunted to join a start-up disbursement funding company and sat alongside the company directors as part of the senior management team. She played a vital role in managing the team’s growth to 30 employees.

Lauren was solely responsible for all new business and client retention within the company and initiated an industry specific podcast series. She has been involved in securing significant capital investments.

As CEO of Sequoia Legal Finance, Lauren is responsible for managing the day to day running of the company, including client relationships, monitoring and due diligence of new panel firms.

Outside of the office you can find her training for her next marathon or triathlon or winding down with a good page turner.

Luke Shaw

Co-founder and Director of Strategy and Operations

Based in Queensland, Australia, Luke plays a key role in product development, capital raising and deployment as well as strategic oversight of operational activities.

Luke is also a founder and Director of Providior, Australia’s third largest disbursement funder.

His understanding of the financial requirements of the legal industry and his commitment to the success of his clients, including a willingness to develop tailored solutions, have underpinned Providior’s success.

With more than two decade’s experience in sales, relationship management and professional communication roles across a variety of sectors, he has developed a first-class network spanning multiple industries and jurisdictions.

Luke brings a fresh perspective to the UK market. He is excited about working with law firms, financial partners and claims managers to identify the critical success factors across different claims types to maximise positive, and therefore profitable, outcomes.


  • Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Housing Disrepair
  • PCP – Missold Motor Finance
  • Plevin
  • Other claim types by arrangement


Sequoia Legal Finance Limited provides an alternative method of funding, where funds are advanced to the law firm on a case by case basis with recourse to the law firm, and secured by the underlying case and ATE.

Sequoia provides funds to law firms at attractive rates. Our panel law firms have the option to pay the establishment fee up front to reduce the interest rate. Significantly, Sequoia Legal Finance Limited do not charge drawdown fees, monthly fees or compound interest. This provides you with a fair and transparent pricing structure.