Last night’s London Legal Walk raised £575,000 for charities that provide free legal advice in London and the South East. This is a record sum for the 10km sponsored walk which this year saw over 7,500 lawyers take part.
Participants included senior judges, the Lord Chief Justice, the President of the Supreme Court, the Master of the Rolls, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The route featured some of London's legal landmarks, including the Royal Courts of Justice, the Law Society and Middle Temple.
The London Legal Walk is the largest of many legal walks which take place across the country.
Bob Nightingale, Chief Executive of the London Legal Support Trust, said: "Obviously we can’t overcome the vast reduction in funding for advice centres that has occurred in recent years simply through fundraising. However, what we can and have done is to ensure that thousands of the most vulnerable people in and around London will gain vital help that they would otherwise have been denied."
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