A team of our barristers and one of our 2023 pupil barristers took part in the 10km London Legal Walk yesterday. Together with more than 15,000 others, they walked to raise funds for free legal services across London and the South East.
One of our barristers, Sarah McKeown is a trustee of the London Legal Support Trust which organises the event.
The money raised goes to charities that provide legal advice and representation to those in need.
There is little public funding available for many of the problems which have a significant impact on people's lives. The London Legal Support Trust helps a range of people including:
- elderly people in need of support to stay living independently
- homeless people and families living in unacceptable housing conditions
- people living with disabilities or illnesses and their carers
- people facing unfair dismissal or discrimination in the workplace.
Access to justice means that people should be able to equally access legal support, advice, and representation irrespective of their financial position.
If you would like to sponsor the team, please visit our fundraising page.