Liverpool City Region’s legal community to unite this autumn for the return of the Legal Walk
- Walks in 2019 raised over £1 million for the UK’s free specialist advice charities
- Need for support is greater than ever as advice services face unprecedented increase in demand due to impact of COVID-19
Taking place on Tuesday, 21 September 2021, the Liverpool Legal Walk is an annual fundraising event organised by the Access to Justice Foundation (in partnership with the regional Legal Support Trusts and committees).
The annual event sees participants from local law firms, chambers and in-house legal teams come together with local judges and members of the community to walk 5K to raise thousands of pounds for front-line legal advice services in their local region. In 2019 the Legal Walks raised over £1M for advice services, but in 2020 the majority of walks had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Legal Walks return at a critical time for the UK’s specialist legal advice sector, which has been greatly impacted by the pandemic. Many advice services have reported an unprecedented surge in demand from clients in desperate need of advice in areas such as debt, welfare, immigration, family, housing and employment law. Other services are facing a lack of resource and staff to deal with the level of enquiries and severe financial problems that could lead to their permanent closure.
Registration will be open between 5.30pm and 6pm and we ask that all participants report to register before having a photograph taken with our lead walkers. Once this has been done you are ready to set off on the 5km walk and we wish you the best of luck!
We will be running a photography challenge and encourage you to enter by tweeting your photographs from the event @nwlst using the hashtag #legalwalk.
Once you have completed the route, we would like to invite you to join us for a complementary drink at the Lady of Mann, Dale Street, to celebrate your enormous success!
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