London Legal Walk
10 Apr, 2012
On the evening of Monday May 21st, the legal community will take to the streets for the 8th London Legal sponsored walk, raising much needed funds to support access to justice. They will be joined by Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney General, the Chairman of the Bar, the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, the President of CILEx the Official Solicitor and the Chairman of the Legal Services Board and even a team from the Leveson Inquiry.
The walk raises money for Law Centres, Citizens Advice Bureaux and other agencies providing free legal advice to those in need in London and the South East. Last year’s walk raised £497,000.
Described by the President of the Supreme Court as the “social and sporting event of the legal calendar” the London Legal Walk is probably the largest gathering of lawyers in the world, with over 5,000 walkers taking part in 2011. Registration for the London Walk opened a few weeks ago and already 264 teams have registered to take part, many are led by a managing or senior partner or head of chambers.
The walk is organized by the London Legal Support Trust and organizers aim to increase last year’s numbers. Walk organizer Bob Nightingale says “We have more teams and more walkers registered than at this time last year. Lawyers, above all, recognize the increased need for social welfare legal advice to vulnerable people and the need to raise funds for the advice agencies that help those people is greater than ever”.
Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General. Said: “The London Legal Walk is a superb opportunity to come together with fellow lawyers from across the whole profession, and to do so for a very deserving cause. I am looking forward to seeing a whole range of teams joining us for this year’s walk in support of the great work of our pro bono and legal advice agencies.”
Lord Judge, Lord Neuberger and Lord Leveson (Pictured)
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