Friends, family and contacts will often go to a lawyer they know for advice when they’re facing issues. Sometimes they can help directly, other times they can point them in the direction of someone who can, or to where they might find help. Lawyers don’t always have the answers, but can often act as a guide or sounding board on where or how to find them.
I set up KYR (which stands for Know Your Rights) with the intention of using it as a platform to educate people on how to find answers when they can’t afford or access a lawyer. The idea is to teach people to have a better understanding of what questions they should be asking when faced with potential legal issues, and where to find help and answers.
Legal technology is fast-growing, but there are many untapped opportunities for targeting the public and non-lawyers as opposed to law firms and in-house legal teams. I hope that the existence of KYR will encourage and at some point enable this, to improve access to justice and benefit our society as a whole.
Founder of KYR Limited