Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Latest articles
No fault divorce - the end of the blame game
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which passed into law on 25 June 2020, will introduce "no fault" divorce in England and Wales for the first time. This article looks at what it...
New Cafcass guidance on working with children during COVID-19
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has published guidance on working with children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance sets out arrangements for...
Remote hearings in family proceedings – how is justice perceived?
The motion for the recent Kingsley Napley debate:  “This House believes remote hearings are not remotely fair” was carried with a fairly balanced 56% in favour and 44% against....
Online event: An update on recovery in the civil, family courts & tribunals
HM Courts and Tribunals Service has announced that it is holding an online event to discuss its recovery plan for the civil, family courts and tribunals, which was published on 9 November 2020...
HM Courts & Tribunals Service confirms 2020 Christmas and new year closure dates
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has confirmed the dates over the Christmas and new year period in which Crown Courts, magistrates’ courts,...
View all articles

London Legal Walk Raises over £575,000

Sep 29, 2018, 21:07 PM
Slug : london-legal-walk-raises-over-575-000
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : May 22, 2013, 10:03 AM
Article ID : 102711

Over 7,500 lawyers took part in a 10km sponsored walk on 20 May to raise a record £575,000 for charities that provide free legal advice in London and the South East. This sector has been severely affected by the recent reduction in council spending, along with the £220 million legal aid cuts announced in April this year.

The walk was organised by the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) and sponsored by the Law Society. It has also been endorsed by leading members of the judiciary, including the Lord Chief Justice, the President of the Supreme Court, the Master of the Rolls, and the Attorney General.

The route covered an array of London's landmarks, passing the Royal Courts of Justice, the Law Society and Middle Temple, as well as St James Park and Hyde Park. GB Olympic champion Katherine Grainger CBE also joined the walk.

Bob Nightingale, Chief Executive of the London Legal Support Trust, commented that, ‘thousands of the most vulnerable people in and around London will gain vital help that they would otherwise have been denied. While 7,500 walked, tens of thousands of lawyers have donated to the walk and that is a tremendous response from the legal profession to the plight of those who cannot afford to pay for legal help.'

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Load more comments
Comment by from