Visual Contracts is a platform that facilitates lawyers and designers to learn and apply Legal Design Thinking with the aim of improving access to justice in a more human friendly way. The platform is founded in 2017 by designer Lieke Beelen who has been working on legal innovation since 2015 after winning the The Hague Innovators price together with lawyer Janneke Boerman. They developed a new concept of the privacy statement of Facebook as a case study to explore new ways of creating accessible, understanding and engaging legal documents.
Lieke also does custom legal design projects with her Legal Design agency Juridux. She founded the Visual Contracts platform to share knowledge and best practices and bring together professionals who believe access to justice can be improved using design thinking, since she felt the need to bring across the mindset of legal design thinking on a bigger scale.