Biggest ever turnout for legal walk

There was a record-breaking show of support for this year’s London Legal Walk earlier this week. On Monday night some 6,054 walkers raised £525,000 completing 10km sponsored walk for the legally aided advice sector in London and the South East. One high street firm – Lovell Chohan in Houslow, Middlesex – raised over £17,000.

The Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions all joined the walkers.

L to R: Lord Justice Neuberger (Master of the Rolls), John Wotton (president of Law Society); Lord Judge (Lord Chief Justice): Des Hudson (Law Society president)

 

‘At a time of deep cuts to the public purse, including legal aid and local government budgets, the funds raised by the London Legal Walk are needed more than ever,’ commented Michael Todd QC, chairman of the Bar Council. John Wotton, president of the Law Society, called the event ‘a highlight of the legal calendar’ ‘It raises vital funds for free legal advice in the capital and South East. It represents the unity of the legal community in support of access to justice.’

Susan Silver, president of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives , said in the context of of LASPO Bill, charities like the Legal Support Trust were ‘more important now than ever before’.

 

 

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