Sashy Nathan

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Sashy practises in criminal cases with human rights, civil liberties and international issues to be pursued on behalf of his clients. His work ranges from advising organisations and individuals on international criminal law, to helping the increasing amount of people who face criminal proceedings arising from civil law orders. He regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Courts in criminal proceedings on a range of offences for clients with complex needs, and also undertakes contempt of court proceedings including: 

  • Specialist Hygiene Solutions v Marsh [2019] 4 WLUK 400
    Representing the respondent in contempt proceedings at the High Court arising from breaches of a Tomlin Order and concerning allegations about a company working in the NHS. The case included obtaining key medical evidence (a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, a personality disorder and major depressive disorder) leading to an eight-month custodial sentence being suspended for two years.

  • Attorney General v Scarth [2013] EWHC 194 (Admin)
    Representing the respondent, a World War 2 veteran, in an application for committal brought by the UK Attorney General which led to a suspended sentence for multiple contempts of court.

 

Prior to setting up Commons, Sashy practised criminal defence and civil liberties law at Bindmans LLP where he concentrated on representing defendants in politicised cases including members of Occupy, Greenpeace, the UK Tar Sands Network, UK Uncut, No Borders and protestors against the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He represented many vulnerable individuals in the criminal justice system who were referred from organisations such as Stonewall, Deafhope, Re-think, and Galop. 

Sashy has a wealth of experience working and volunteering in charities and the international non-governmental sector at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and Save the Children International and now mentors at Football Beyond Borders. He is currently also the Director of Advocacy at 89up, Europe’s first impact agency designed for civil society issues and organisations. He regularly writes and broadcasts on rights issues that affect freedoms and legal protections that benefit us all. 

​You can watch Sashy being interviewed on BBC News here:

You can see Sashy's appearance on the panel on Citizenship and Immigration at The Convention event by scrolling to minute 32:18 on this video:

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