Access to Justice on the agenda as the law sector unites for a 10km walk

LLST - london legal support trustThe London Legal Walk is set to take place for the 19th year running on June 13, 2023. Already the biggest event in the legal calendar, this year’s Walk promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The London Legal Walk is an annual charity event organised by the London Legal Support Trust. The event raises vital funds for organisations that provide legal advice and support to people in need across the capital. Every year, thousands of solicitors, barristers, judges, and law students take part in the walk, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for legal charities.

This year’s Walk will start at 3:00 pm at the Royal Courts of Justice, and participants will walk a 10km route through the heart of London, passing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. The Walk will finish at Carey Street and the Law Society in Chancery Lane, where participants will be able to enjoy a celebratory drink and some well-deserved food.

In 2022, the charity welcomed over 12,000 walkers who raised over £720,000 – a huge achievement and a real show of support for the life-changing work free legal advice agencies do. With more than 550 teams already signed up, we are on track to smash last year’s target!

Aside from fundraising, the Walk is also a great day out, concluding with a post-Walk street party. So, don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this unique event!

Lord Burnett – Lord Chief Justice – President of LLST, says: “The Walk has always provided essential funds for legal advice agencies to help the most vulnerable people in London and the South East. This year, the number of people needing that help is increasing rapidly. I hope we can respond to that need by increasing our fundraising once again and I look forward to seeing a huge turn-out on June 13th.”

Nezahat Cihan – CEO – LLST – says: “Specialist free legal advice agencies that still manage to keep their doors open need your help more than ever to support people affected by the rising cost of living. The agencies are facing immense pressure due to the level of demand for their services. At the same time, they also have to fire-fight for vital funds to keep their doors open. Your help is vital.”  

Who can take part? 

The Walk attracts a range of people. In addition to the lawyers, their colleagues, friends and clients join in. Everyone walks side by side and the camaraderie of the event is unmatched.

Where do the funds go? 

 With the rising cost of living and funding cuts, the funds raised by the Walk will be even more vital for securing the future of free legal advice agencies and the communities they serve. Many people are facing serious issues and are in desperate need of free specialist legal advice. Debt, homelessness, unemployment and domestic violence are all contributing to the hardship faced by many. We know accessing justice makes a difference to people’s lives – for example, LLST’s 38 Centres of Excellence alone helped 187,101 people last year.


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