Tightening our laces for the 2022 London Legal Walk
The team at Miles & Partners are warming up for the London Legal Walk on Tuesday 28 June 2022 in support of frontline legal services which offer free advice on issues such as debt, benefits, housing, asylum and domestic violence.
The team will be walking 10km around central London alongside Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice, I. Stephanie Boyce, president of the Law Society and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust. They will be starting on Carey Street behind the Royal Courts of Justice in London, walking along the banks of the River Thames and around the parks surrounding Buckingham Palace.
The Miles & Partners team is made up of members from all departments across the firm, including:
- Rachel Turner
- Lou Crisfield
- Zahra Manji
- David Jockelson
- Jasper Blumenthal
- Mary Richardson
- Musonda Phiri
- Camika Boamah
- Danielle Apenteng
- Hira Rauf
- Amy Blaettler
- Siobhan Cavanagh
- Kate Downing
- Javaria Ahmed
- Emma Hughes
- Debbie Hymas
- Sonia Larbi-Aissa
- Sashina Thapa
If you would like to support us and make a donation, you can do so by visiting our team’s fundraising page: https://londonlegalsupporttrust.enthuse.com/pf/miles-partners-llp
The London Legal Walk
Two-thirds of the UK population do not know how to get legal advice and 14 million people who live in poverty cannot afford to pay for it. The ongoing long-term challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, legal aid cuts, local government spending cuts and reduced funding in the charity sector has triggered a legal aid crisis. Between 2005 and 2018, 56% of all legal aid providers were lost and the remaining services are doing all they can to meet rapidly rising demand despite operating on a drastically restricted income.
The London Legal Walk is organised by the London Legal Support Trust and raises vital funds to ensure access to justice for some of our communities’ most poor and vulnerable people.
The event supports over 100 legal advice agencies in London and the South East, helping them provide more free and pro bono legal advice. We know that these agencies do an excellent job preventing homelessness, resolving debt problems, gaining care for the elderly, fighting discrimination and exploitation and supporting domestic abuse survivors.
Click here to find out more about the London Legal Support Trust.
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