Matthew Bethell, Head of Campaigns at CrowdJustice, discusses how crowd funding can be used as a mechanism for access to justice.  The respondent will be Helen Mountfield QC, Principal of Mansfield College.

How does legal crowdfunding work in practice? What groups, organisations and individuals raise legal funds and how do they do it? What makes their campaigns successful? This talk will give an introduction to CrowdJustice and how legal crowdfunding and technology more broadly has the potential to transform the legal sector. 

Matthew is Head of Campaigns at CrowdJustice. He has worked in the US and UK campaigning for political candidates, elected officials and non-profits. Matthew recently ran communications for a renewable energy startup, after serving as an advisor to David Lammy MP. He studied at Cambridge and Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.