Legal Walks

Update on the 2021 regional Legal Walks

We are pleased to announce that 2021 will see the return of the regional Legal Walks! The event is a highlight in the access to justice calendar and sees legal professionals and justice advocates walking together to raise funds for frontline legal advice services throughout the UK.

Where possible, (and if government guidelines allow), the walks will take place in person in several locations across the UK in the Summer and Autumn months.

We will announce the dates and locations for the walks in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes on this page for further details or sign up to our monthly newsletter for information on all our future events and fundraising activities.

Participants from London can take part in the London Legal Walk on 18th October by registering on the London Legal Support Trust website. Walkers in the South East can find out more information on their region’s legal walks here

The current crisis has put immense pressure on legal advice services throughout the UK, which are facing unprecedented demand from people in desperate need of free or affordable advice. These services are at breaking point and need our help now more than ever. We hope you will join us in raising money and awareness to help access to justice services all over the country.

You can still take part in our virtual fundraising challenge Go the Extra Mile for Justice, find out all you need to know here.

THE 2021 REGIONAL LEGAL WALKS

The regional Legal Walks return from 21st June

The 2021 regional Legal Walks are returning to the usual in-person format in locations across the UK this Summer and Autumn. The event is a highlight in the access to justice calendar and sees legal professionals and justice advocates walking together to raise funds for frontline legal advice services throughout the UK.

Why do we walk?

Prior to the pandemic, the UK’s free advice services were under strain due to funding cuts and an increase in demand for their services. The pandemic has pushed these services to breaking point with many experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand from clients in desperate need of advice in areas such as debt, welfare, immigration, family, housing and employment law.

Without these free services, thousands of people who are unable to afford the services of a lawyer will be unable to access the help and support they need to get the justice they deserve.  

Why take part?

We simply can’t overcome the effects of the pandemic and reduction in government and local authority funding over the past few years.  What we can do is to ensure that many of the people most in need get help who would otherwise have been denied.

By taking part in your local Legal Walk and seeking sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues, you will be helping to secure vital funds needed for this important cause.

How to get involved

Click on the location tab below to register yourself or your team to take part in your local Legal Walk. We will then get in touch with you shortly afterwards and provide you with all the details, create an online fundraising page for you and send you additional materials as well.

**Please note that the organisers will be following government guidelines continuously throughout the pandemic and arrangements are subject to change.**

Bedford

21st June

Carlisle

21st June

Chelmsford

21st June

Derby

21st June

Doncaster

21st June

Northampton

21st June

Preston

21st June

York

Date TBA

Ipswich

7th September

Nottingham

14th September

Norwich

16th September

Liverpool

21st September

Exeter

23rd September

Milton Keynes

23rd September

Glasgow

28th September

Manchester

29th September

Bristol

30th September

Birmingham

4th October

Cambridge

4th October

Newcastle

5th October

Edinburgh

11th October

Swansea Bay

21st October

Cardiff

Date TBA

Leeds

Date TBA

Sheffield

24th June

Teesside

Date TBA

For walks in London & the South East

Visit the London Legal Support Trust website

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