A team from ICLR will be walking the walk, literally, and with as much sponsorship as we can muster from all our generous supporters, to raise money for the very good cause of providing legal advice to those who really need it at a time when public legal funding is being savagely cut.
The walk has been organised to benefit the London Legal Support Trust, which was established in 2004 as an independent charity to raise funds for free legal advice services in London and the South East.
As part of a network of Legal Support Trusts working with the Access to Justice Foundation, they support the provision of specialist legal advice through law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux by providing them with grant funding alongside other forms of support. They raise funds from fundraising events, including the London Legal Walk. They also receive ad hoc donations from law firms and chambers.
In addition to funding they offer their knowledge, contacts and experience of the sector to help agencies become more sustainable and, working with LawWorks and the Bar Pro Bono Unit, they help to partner agencies with law firms and chambers who want to help them to ensure that the law is fair.
(The above information is taken from their website.)
The Trust and the Walk receive the enthusiastic support of many solicitors, barristers and, at the highest level, judges (including Lord Neuberger, shown here at last year’s walk).
To support the ICLR team, please click on this link to our donation page at Virgin Money.
These pictures are all from last year’s walk. We will post an update after this year’s walk, which takes place on Monday, 20 May, at about 5pm.
For more information, visit the London Legal Walk website.