Can litigation funding be an alternative to legal aid?

Litigation finance helps bring cases to court

There are many sources of legal aid for plaintiffs that cannot afford to pay for their legal fees. For those plaintiffs who are ineligible for legal aid, they may be eligible to apply to Legalist for legal funding. Legal funding helps you raise capital to fund legal fees and costs in your civil suit.

This type of legal funding is offered as non-recourse investment which effectively means that the plaintiff only ever repays out of the proceeds of the lawsuit. Instead of getting a mortgage, which may put your property at risk, legal funding reduces the risk that a plaintiff has in the event that their case loses. Legal funding is a compelling alternative to legal aid for lawsuits with significant damages and can similarly help pay legal fees.