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Milestone for London Legal Support Trust

Milestone for London Legal Support Trust

The small team at London Legal Support Trust (LLST) are working hard on an exciting calendar of events for 2021 to bring together the legal community, raise awareness, and most importantly, raise vital funds for frontline free legal advice agencies.

The London Legal Walk, taking place on Monday 18 October and now in its 17th year, has reached a milestone of 180 teams (and counting). The support and enthusiasm is clear to see with the legal community looking forward to walking shoulder to shoulder with colleagues, peers and friends to support access to justice.

Celebrating women in the legal profession Although 2020’s virtual event was a great success given the circumstances, LLST is keen to build on the momentum of the 2019 event, which was especially poignant as it celebrated 100 years of women qualifying in the legal profession. With Baroness Hale and Baroness Kennedy QC amongst the senior legal figures participating in the walk, the support for LLST from female lawyers is strong, and the charity is keen to continue celebrating this.

The charity is delighted that for 2021, among the lead walkers will be The Law Society’s president, Stephanie Boyce. In excellent company, previous years’ lead walkers have included Baroness Scotland QC, Baroness Chakrabarti and former CILEx President Millicent Grant QC (Hon), as well as dozens of senior women judges and MPs.

LLST is enormously grateful to all the sponsors and supporters of the London Legal Walk, without whom the event would not be able to take place.

Why We Walk

The mission of the walk is to raise funds for frontline free legal advice agencies that serve people with a range of problems, many of which could be eliminated with the right legal advice. Sadly, advice is not easily available to those with minimal to no income, and the agencies they turn to heavily rely on additional funding from charities such as LLST.

What can you do to help?

Sign up to LLST’s events at www. londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk/ our-events/ and you will be supporting access to justice, raising vital funds and sharing your experience with a wonderful community of supporters. ■