Nick Beim

Thoughts on the Economics of Innovation

Crowdfunding Is Opening Up Britain’s Justice System

Websites that allow folk to crowdfund legal cases are a new phenomenon. They allow scores of people without a direct interest in a case to cover a proportion of its costs. CrowdJustice, the only big player in Britain, set up shop in 2015 and is growing quickly. Though the website is used to fund only a small proportion of court applications, it is increasingly being used in high-profile cases… If crowdfunding helps some of them to get to court, it will expand, rather than shrink, the scope of justice.