If your case involves considerations of wider public interest or if more than one property is affected, then you may wish to consider Crowd Funding your claim.
One option to pay for the costs associated with your case is to use CrowdJustice (www.crowdjustice.com), the crowdfunding platform built for legal action. Crowdfunding allows you to raise small amounts of money from friends, family and other supporters of the issue at stake, online.
Funds raised can be used to help you pay for some or all of your legal fees, costs associated with your case (like court fees and expert reports), and to help you cover some of the risk of paying the other side’s legal costs if you lose. You can raise funds at any stage, whether to get initial advice or to pay for the costs of an appeal. People have used CrowdJustice to raise millions of pounds to support hundreds of issues including judicial reviews, environmental, planning, immigration, inquests, employment, criminal defence and many more.
Funds raised on CrowdJustice get transferred directly to our client account on your behalf which means you do not handle the administration of payments or deal with the compliance involved in holding funds. It also means that you can tell everyone donating to your case that funds are going directly to the lawyers’ client account rather than to you directly.
In some cases, legal aid may also be available. We will be able to advise you of your funding options at the outset.
If you have any enquiries regarding this legal area, please contact Duncan Lewis Solicitors at 033 37720 0409.