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City Law School's students and staff support the 2019 London Legal Walk

Support from The City Law School helped to raise funds for organisations in London and the South East of England who provide access to free and pro bono legal advice.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

The City Law School team participating in the The London Legal Walk on June 17th helped to raise much-needed funds to assist over 100 support organisations in London and the South East of England to give free and pro bono legal advice.

15,000 people took part in the 10k walk, organised by the London Legal Support Trust.

The total raised from the walk is projected to surpass last year's £830k mark.

Female Lead Walkers including Lady Hale, Baroness Kennedy, Solicitor General Lucy Frazer QC MP, President of the Law Society, Christina Blacklaws, and Millicent Grant, ex-President of CILEX, walked down Chancery Lane to the Law Society, as part of the celebrations for the First 100 Years of women being allowed to practice law.

At the Law Society, they were joined by other Lead Walkers including the Lord Chief Justice, the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP, and many others.

First 100 Years

As well as raising vital funds, the 2019 London Legal Walk participants had an opportunity to take in a free exhibition at the Law Society at the end of the walk, celebrating the contributions of women in the legal profession over the last 100 years. 

The exhibition was provided by the First 100 Years - the ground-breaking project charting the journey of women in the legal profession

Director of The City Law School's Legal Practice Course (LPC), James Catchpole, said he was delighted with the School's participation in such an important event which draws attention to the pressing need to guarantee equal access to legal advice and justice in society.

Law Society of England and Wales president Christina Blacklaws, said: “The London Legal Walk is a highlight of the legal calendar when thousands of solicitors and barristers take to the streets to raise money for organisations which provide free legal advice.

“Access to justice is the cornerstone of English and Welsh law and this fundraising effort helps to ensure free legal advice is available to those who need it the most. 2019 also marks the centenary of women being able to practise law.

“This year’s legal walk gave the entire profession the chance to come together to celebrate this anniversary, give back to their local community and raise vital funds for access to justice.”

For more information on the London Legal Walk, please visit this weblink.

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