CrowdJustice success stories
Get inspired by stories from the people behind cases that successfully raised funds on CrowdJustice.
GB£204,900 RaisedFrom 20000 initial target
Huge money, weird counterparties, duff product - and no transparency
A cross-party group of MPs, Caroline Lucas (Green), Debbie Abrahams (Labour) and Layla Moran (LibDem), alongside Good Law Project launched legal action against the Government for “its persistent and unlawful failure to disclose details of COVID-related contracts”.They won their case in the High Court with the judge ruling that “the Secretary of State acted unlawfully by failing to comply with the Transparency Policy”. The case was funded by almost 8,000 CrowdJustice backers who came together to demand government transparency.
GB£80,220 RaisedFrom 25000 initial target
Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site
Campaigners including archaeologists and environmental groups won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project going ahead that included a tunnel near Stonehenge. The group argued that “the new road and tunnel would cause massive and irreparable damage to the archaeology and landscape in violation of the UK’s international commitments to safeguard the site for future generations.”
GB£23,139 RaisedFrom 5000 initial target
Stop the Home Office expanding Yarl’s Wood
A local resident of Bedford took legal action to challenge the Home Office’s plan to house up to 200 asylum seekers in camp-style accommodation at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. The claimant argued that Yarl’s Wood was “not a suitable place for asylum seekers who have fled countries where there is war and conflict, or who may be survivors of torture or trafficking”. After reaching their initial target in just 8 hours, the legal case went on to be successful in court and the Home Office withdrew its plans.
GB£29,483 RaisedFrom 25000 initial target
Did air pollution kill my nine-year old daughter?
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah believes that air pollution was the primary contributing factor to the death of her daughter, Ella. She launched a legal challenge to reopen the inquest into her death to include evidence on the impact of air pollution. We collaborated with Rosamund on a powerful video as her deadline approached that increased by 43% over a single weekend smashing through the initial target and enabling her to continue the legal campaign.
GB£77,480 RaisedFrom 10000 initial target
Help National Gallery Educators seek justice at Employment Tribunal
27 gallery educators, dismissed from the National Gallery with no recognition of their history of employment, came together to take legal action by bringing a case of unfair dismissal. We offered strategic campaigning and media advice at launch and ongoing advice on backer communication and stakeholder engagement throughout the campaign. With stunningly creative content and determined social media campaigning, the group were successful in their raise, generated high profile national media coverage all of which resulted in legal victory.
GB£6,155 RaisedFrom 2000 initial target
A GCSE in BSL to be developed and introduced without delay
Daniel Jillings, a 12 year boy who is deaf and uses British Sign Language, launched a legal challenge to force the government to include BSL as an accredited GCSE. The campaigns team pitched and facilitated a multimedia piece in MetroUK with a video story of Daniel explaining his case using BSL. In the wake of the coverage gained in MetroUK - a widely shared online source of news and opinion content - the funding total saw a 50% increase.
GB£12,015 RaisedFrom 6000 initial target
Stop Arming Saudi
On January 21, Sam Walton and Daniel Woodhouse broke into BAE System’s Warton Airbase to try and disarm warplanes being sold to Saudi Arabia. They argued the Saudi regime are using those planes in their bombing campaign that is devastating Yemen and took action to prevent crimes against humanity. They were charged with criminal damage, plead not guilty and with the help of CrowdJustice backers were acquitted and described by District Judge James Clarke as “impressive and eloquent men”.
GB, London£34,500 RaisedFrom 5000 initial target
Justice for Jeroen Ensink
Jeroen Ensink was tragically murdered by a man who had previously suffered from psychiatric illnesses. His wife, Nadja, sought justice and accountability through an inquest, but could not afford to do it alone. Through her crowdfunding campaign, hundreds of people stand by Nadja and are helping her get the answers she deserves.
GB£100,010 RaisedFrom 50000 initial target
Women Against State Pension Inequality
WASPI is a campaign group which fights for the rights of women born in the 1950s affected by changes to their State Pension Age. In a remarkably successful campaign, they raised funds to support both a judicial review and other legal complaints – hitting their target in just three days.
GB, London£170,550 RaisedFrom 50000 initial target
Keeping Democracy Accountable
The People's Challenge to the Government regarding Brexit, which crowdfunded £170,550 from nearly 5,000 people, went all the way to the Supreme Court and ultimately confirmed that an Act of Parliament was needed before Article 50 could be triggered. Read the full story
GB£337,452 RaisedFrom 90000 initial target
Junior Doctors challenge new contracts
A judicial review brought by a group of five junior doctors was able to get off the ground with a top legal team as a result of a hugely successful campaign on CrowdJustice. They motivated thousands of people to give small amounts by using social media, the press and junior doctors’ forums to tell their story.
GB£53,313 RaisedFrom 50000 initial target
The People Vs the Snoopers' Charter
After CrowdJustice backers raised over £50,000, the Court of Appeal found that the UK’s previous surveillance laws (the Snooper's Charter, or "Dripa" aka the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act) are inconsistent with EU law. This victory in court will likely mean the government's current Investigatory Powers Act (IP Act) will have be to amended.
GB£321,055 RaisedFrom 200000 initial target
Independent Legal Opinion on Dr Bawa-Garba Case
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter based partly on evidence from her own self-appraisal. CrowdJustice backers raised over £300,000 in a matter of days after thousands and thousands of doctors said #IamHadiza, citing her as a scapegoat for systemic failures in the NHS. As a result, Dr Bawa-Garba has been able to seek expert legal opinion and is building a new legal team to challenge the decision.
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