We are delighted that CrowdJustice has been shortlisted for Best Technology Product at The Lawyer Awards 2019!
The Lawyer Awards is "the biggest celebration of legal excellence in Europe". This year, over 60 judges from across the industry debated hundreds of entries across 30 categories. 'Best technology product' is a new accolade to be awarded for the first time in 2019 and we are thrilled to have been shortlisted.
Here we are with our fellow nominees:
The entire 2019 shortlist can be read here. We are very excited to be included in such a competitive field. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 25 June 2019 and we wish all nominees good luck!
What we do
CrowdJustice helps lawyers to fund legal work. 150 law firms have used CrowdJustice and around £10m has been raised to cover legal fees for all kinds of legal work - from initial advice, to disbursements and the cost of appeals.
Lawyers’ clients use CrowdJustice’s online platform to crowdfund legal fees and costs. In addition, CrowdJustice now also offers a private model of fundraising for employment cases - harnessing personal networks to source funds for legal work.
CrowdJustice was founded in 2015 by our CEO, Julia Salasky, who previously worked as a litigator at Linklaters and at a legal aid clinic before working on access to justice at the United Nations.
Funding legal work
CrowdJustice helps lawyers to take on work and many legal success stories - large and small - have been funded in some part via CrowdJustice. Here are a few highlights:
- The European Court of Justice ruled that the UK can withdraw the Article 50 notification without needing consent from other EU member states. 6,000 people raised over £180,000 on CrowdJustice to take this case to court.
- An eco-sunscreen company successfully defended its patent from challenge by cosmetics giant, Nivea-owner Beiersdorf. 100 people raised £6,900 to fund the patent defence.
- Victims of the ‘Black Cab Rapist’ John Worboys successfully overturned a Parole Board decision which ordered his release. 2,500 people raised over £66,000 so his victims could make sure he remains in prison.
- Local residents successfully challenged a planning decision by Bath & North Somerset Council to demolish Foxhill housing estate, where over 2000 people live. 170 people raised over £5,000 with us to bring the judicial review.
- 12-year-old Daniel convinced the Department for Education and exams regulator Ofqual to consider a proposal for a British Sign Language GCSE. 350 people raised £6,000 to help Daniel access this qualification.
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