BWB's Melanie Carter has been quoted in a Third Sector article regarding how pressure groups are increasingly using crowdfunding to pay for judicial reviews.

Many legal or campaigning charities have sought judicial reviews as a way of challenging decisions by public authorities. It is also possible that judicial reviews by charities will become more important from this month when the Charity Commission receives new powers to issue official warnings, which can't be appealed in the charity tribunal.

Melanie Carter, head of the public and regulatory law department at the law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite, says: "There is a large group of people out there interested in engaging with the kinds of civil society issues that judicial reviews might represent, and crowdfunding allows a charity to get its message to these people."

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Posted on 02/11/2016 in BWB In The Media

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