Exploring the use of litigation crowdfunding in Scotland

Exploring the use of litigation crowdfunding in Scotland

11 October – Reading Room, Parliament House

Research into the use and popularity of litigation crowdfunding in Scotland will be outlined by a senior law lecturer at an upcoming event in Edinburgh next month.

Appeals to the public to fund a particular cause, project or product through the use of crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter, GoFundMe or Crowd Justice have increased significantly since this type of funding was launched. And while crowdfunding is mainly centred in the consumer and charity spheres, there have been several prominent examples of litigation being funded in this way.

Dr Andrew Tickell, a senior law lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, will present his research into litigation crowdfunding, examine any developing trends, and look at what the future may hold here. He will be joined by advocates David Blair and Fergus Whyte to discuss some of the issues they see arising in the use of crowdfunding in litigation in Scotland. This panel discussion will include a question and answer session, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

This free event is open to all legal professionals.

Date: Wednesday 11 October
Time: 4.30pm to 6pm
Venue: Reading Room, Parliament House, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

Click here for more information on the speakers and to register for this free event.

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