Timeline

Applications opened

30 May 2019

Applications closed

11 August 2019

Eight finalists announced

20 September 2019

Two winners selected

09 April 2020

The Legal Access Challenge is a legal technology fund, delivered by Nesta Challenges in partnership with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

The £500,000 Legal Access Challenge was looking for innovative digital technology solutions to help individuals and SMEs better understand and resolve their legal problems. Eight finalists were awarded a £50,000 grant and expert support programme, and then two winners received further £50,000 prizes to bring their solutions to market.

Team

Chris Gorst

Chris Gorst

Chris Gorst

Challenge Director, Nesta Challenges

At Nesta Challenges, Chris's experience spans the public, commercial and social impact sectors and interactions between the three.

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Nicola Tulk

Nicola Tulk

Nicola Tulk

Programme Manager, Nesta Challenges

At Nesta Challenges, Nicola is programme manager of The Legal Access Challenge, delivered by Nesta in partnership with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Louisa Shanks

Louisa Shanks

Louisa Shanks

Assistant Operations Manager, Arts & Culture Finance

Louisa is the Assistant Operations Manager for Arts & Culture Finance, working across the team's two investment funds.

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Seoana Sherry-Brennan

Seoana Sherry-Brennan

Seoana Sherry-Brennan

Digital Communication and Prize Engagement Officer, Nesta Challenges

Seoana works across all themes centre-wide, helping to inspire more people to enter our prizes by facilitating the growth of an engaged community of solvers via our digital channels.

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We want to see a legal services market which uses technology to make legal services more affordable and accessible, helping more people and SMEs get the legal support they need.
Find out more about the Challenge