We are delighted that CrowdJustice has been shortlisted for two awards at the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2019!
The LexisNexis Legal Awards were launched in 2013 to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the legal sector. CrowdJustice has been shortlisted in both the Legal Supplier Innovation and Halsbury Rule of Law categories. Here we are with the other nominees:
The entire 2019 shortlist can be read here. We are thrilled to be included in such a competitive field. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 13th March 2019 and we wish all nominees good luck!
What we do
Since 2015, CrowdJustice has been helping more people to access the legal system. We empower people to raise funds and support, and get the advice and representation they need in order to take legal action. CrowdJustice was founded by our CEO Julia Salasky, who previously worked as a litigator at Linklaters and at a legal aid clinic before working at the United Nations on access to justice.
Securing legal victories
Many legal victories, large and small, have been funded in some part via CrowdJustice. Here are a few highlights from 2018:
- 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.
- 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.
Find out more
Learn more about CrowdJustice legal victories of 2018.
Questions? get in touch with us.