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The Law Society Gazette: Solicitor wins £10,000 social innovation prize


The Cambridge Social Innovation Prize, awarded by Trinity Hall and Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, is awarded to a solicitor who co-founded a not-for-profit criminal defence firm. London-based Commons Legal, was co-founded up by Sashy Nathan as a community interest company aiming to support vulnerable clients caught up in the criminal justice system.

Nicole Helwig, Director of the Cambridge Social Ventures Programme, said: “The winners of the Cambridge Social Innovation Prize are visionaries and drivers of social change.

Sashy Nathan and his co-founders are driving structural innovations within the legal system, motivated by a clear commitment to social justice. This prize celebrates social entrepreneurs like Sashy who challenge systemic barriers and break new ground with their innovations.”

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