Opinion and Commentary

Beware the ethical pitfalls of crowdfunded litigation

Rugby union star Israel Folau turned to GoFundMe to fight his sport’s bosses, only to have his campaign shut down.

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young asked the “crowd” to fund her dispute with former Senator David Leyonhjelm.

Crowdfunding is something relatively new in a legal sense.

What is interesting from a lawyer’s point of view is how taking crowdfunded fees for litigation has the potential to be an ethical hand grenade.

TGB managing partner Morry Bailes discusses the hidden legal conflict in his latest column for InDaily.

Read it here.