UK citizens can now crowdfund social justice court cases

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Access to legal representation is expensive and we have already seen New York's Lexshares getting investors to provide support to those who can’t afford the costly court battles. Now, in the UK, CrowdJustice is a crowdfunding platform which enables communities to fund legal action and promote public interest law cases. In the wake of the recent general election, the UK's new Conservative Government is likely to continue the downsizing of legal aid budgets — they have even been considering removing the Human Rights Act. CrowdJustice was established by Julia Salasky, an ex-United Nations lawyer, in an attempt to broaden access…

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