Events

The 500 Club

Networking events aimed at lawyers, insolvency practitioners, lenders and related professionals, held across the UK.

The 500 Club is a series of informal networking events jointly hosted by ESA Risk, litigation funders Asertis and property audit and consultancy firm CAPA.

The invitation-only events are held throughout the year at locations across the UK, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol and others.

We hold The 500 Club events to bring together like-minded professionals from the legal, insolvency, finance and property sectors (and more) for drinks, nibbles and, most importantly, good conversation. At the end of the evening, we pick up the tab.

The invite list is kept relatively small and the events are held in relaxed settings, so that it’s as easy as possible for attendees to chat and enjoy themselves.

Past venues for The 500 Club have included:

Typically, you can expect to meet lawyers, insolvency practitioners, lenders and related professionals at The 500 Club events. We hand-pick invitees, so you’re guaranteed good conversation and genuine business networking opportunities.

If there’s one thing we know we’re good at, it’s bringing people together and getting them chatting. A smaller event means it’s easier for you to join conversations and we can assist with introductions.

The events also provide a great opportunity to meet members of the ESA Risk team, as they are regularly attended by:

2024 event schedule

We plan to run 23 events this year. Most events start at 5pm. Follow The 500 Club LinkedIn page for event updates.

Upcoming

  • 19th June – Manchester – North Westward Ho
  • 27th June – Leeds
  • 11th July – Bristol
  • 18th July – Southampton*
  • 25th July – London
  • 12th September – Birmingham
  • 19th September – London
  • 26th September – Edinburgh*
  • 10th October – Liverpool
  • 17th October – Bristol
  • 24th October – Manchester
  • 14th November – London
  • 21st November – Birmingham
  • 28th November – Leeds

Past

  • 13th June – London – The Last Judgment
  • 30th May – Newcastle* – The Alchemist
  • 24th April – Birmingham – Vagabond
  • 18th April – Liverpool – Albert’s Schloss
  • 11th April – London – Davy’s Bunghole Cellars
  • 14th March – Leeds – Sky Lounge
  • 7th March – Brisol – Veeno
  • 8th February – London – Baranis
  • 1st February – Manchester – El Rincon de Rafa

* New city for 2024.

Attend The 500 Club networking events

Want to join us at a future event? Email us with your details and where you’d be able to attend an event. We’re always happy to add new names to our invite list, and new locations to hold events. We often encourage attendees to invite a colleague or a guest, too.

We look forward to seeing you at a future event.

Who you can expect to meet from ESA Risk

Our co-hosts for The 500 Club

Asertis

asertisAsertis is the UK’s fastest growing litigation funder, with an unparalleled understanding of complex commercial and insolvency disputes. They deliver bespoke solutions tailored for individual client needs, eliminating financial risk and maximising the potential for success.

The 500 Club events are usually attended by Roger Dugan, Business Development Director at Asertis. Roger – a qualified solicitor – has extensive experience in both corporate and personal insolvency recovery matters.

CAPA

capaCAPA provides commercial property audit, consultancy and management services, including discovering and recovering overspend on elements such as utility bills and service charges, negotiation with landlords to restructure leases, disposals and acquisitions, and asset management.

The 500 Club events are usually attended by Gareth Fitzgerald, Head of Business Development at CAPA. Gareth has a wealth of experience and a wide network of contacts, particularly in the insolvency sector – he was previously part of the team at the R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

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Attend The 500 Club networking events

Want to join us at a future event? Email us with your details and where you’d be able to attend an event. We’re always happy to add new names to our invite list, and new locations to hold events. We often encourage attendees to invite a colleague or a guest, too.

We look forward to seeing you at a future event.

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