Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they will be taking part in the London Legal Walk 2016.
On Monday 16th May 2016 the Lord Chief Justice will lead thousands of lawyers with their colleagues and friends in the London Legal Walk; an after-work, 10km walk round Central London to raise funds for London’s legal advice charities. Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they will be joining their peers in the legal industry in taking part in the event.
The London Legal Walk is a yearly event organised by the London Legal Support Trust to raise money to ensure that London’s legal advice charities can continue to assist the poorest and most vulnerable in society, many to whom access to justice is out of reach.
Last year’s London Legal Walk saw over 9,000 walkers raising over £700,000.
Duncan Lewis Litigation Director and prolific London Legal Walker Anthony Okumah added;
“We are doing it in order to support not for profit free legal advice agencies who are now overwhelmed due to the drastic legal aid cuts.”
The need for fundraising for London’s legal advice charities is so great due to the steep rise in poverty and reduced support services. Funding for the advice centres has reduced; particularly since the 2013 removal of much of legal aid for humanitarian or social welfare legal advice. So charity efforts have increased in importance for supporting the most vulnerable. The London Legal Walk raises essential funds to aid that cause.
Who will be helped?
Elderly people who need support to stay living independently
People who suffer disability or illness and their carers
Families living in terrible housing conditions
People who have been unfairly dismissed or who are discriminated against at work
Men and women who are working for less than minimum wage
Women and children who have been trafficked to the UK to become domestic or sex slaves
The walk, though always a fun event for those involved has also become an iconic event for the legal profession, the main aim is for all team members to raise as much as possible to support free legal advice charities.
Further information on the walk can be found by clicking here.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors also have organized a Virgin Just Giving page, with all proceeds going to the London Legal Support Trust. The funds raised by the walk really makes such a difference to people’s lives and all donations will be extremely appreciated.
To donate please click here.
To help spread the word we will be conducting a the London Legal Support Trust are also conducting a social media campaign called #WhyWeWalk from Monday 7th to Friday 11th March.