A team from ICLR will be walking the London Legal Support Trust’s London Legal Walk on 22 May, to help raise money for much needed funds for free legal services in London and the South East. Please donate, if you can, via our electronic donations page.
The London Legal Support Trust provides grant funding and other forms of support to law centres, advice agencies and Citizens Advice Bureaux to assist thousands of vulnerable people including the homeless, the housebound elderly and victims of domestic violence and trafficking. Advice agencies and Citizens Advice Bureaux try to ensure vulnerable people can access justice through a combination of legal aid, funding from local authorities, charitable donations and by using pro bono volunteers. There has been an increased need for specialist help in social areas of law. The state has removed funding for employment advice and fees for employment tribunals have been introduced. Despite the rising need, there has been a drop in the number of civil legal aid cases. Further information about the charity can be found at http://www.londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk.
Last year our team of law reporters and editors included Celia Fox, Isobel Collins, Scott McGlinchey, Georgina Orde, Susanne Rook and Tom Barnes. They raised over £1057.50 on the walk and came 196th out of 580 teams (comprising mainly chambers and firms of solicitors). Here are some photographs taken in that and previous years.
From earlier years:
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