May 05

London Legal Walk Support Trust 2016 - Update

Posted by gowenstevensadmin on Thursday 5th May 2016

I would just like to thank all of those who have sponsored the efforts of the London Legal Walk Support Trust annual 10km walk which took place on the 16 May 2016. We were fortunate to have fantastic weather and there was a carnival like atmosphere as roughly 9,000 walkers made their way around the route which took in Chancery Lane, The High Court (Royal Courts of Justice), Temple, The embankment, Buckingham Palace, Green Park and Hyde Park where the Serpentine was looking glorious.

If you have not yet sponsored the Trust and wish to do so please check out the following link http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fun...

It is believed that the total funds raised by the combined groups is several hundred thousand pounds.

Aaron O'Malley



The recent cuts to the legal aid budget have had far reaching unfortunate consequences for many genuinely needy people who cannot afford to pay for legal services. This can include the elderly, the disabled, asylum seekers, victims of domestic, sexual or child abuse or the homeless. It was reported in the Law Society Gazette on the 18 April 2016 that “Three years after the government scrapped legal aid across swathes of civil law, more “advice deserts” are materialising”. I, among others, was motivated to pursue a career in law partly due to my strong belief in defending civil liberties and the ideal aim of “justice” for all (not just for those who can afford it). This year, I will be taking part in the London Legal Walk, a 10 km sponsored event which aims to raise funds to support those in need obtain access to legal advice .

“The London Legal Walk raises much needed funds for charities that provide life changing legal advice and representation to those in need”. Please check out the link here at http://www.londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk/our-events/london-legal-walk-2016/whywewalk/

If you would like to sponsor the event then please use the following link http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/LLST2016

Aaron O’Malley

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