This year’s London Legal Walk raised over £575,000 for charities that provide free legal advice in London and the South East. Over 7,500 lawyers signed up to the 10km sponsored walk – including Team Justice Gap (Kim Evans, Jules Carey, Joanna Goodman and Mary Rachel McCabe above).
The walk is in aid of the not-for-profit legal advice sector which has been hit hard by recent reductions in council funding as well as the £220 million legal aid cuts announced in April this year.
Well done to Team Justice Gap – walkers (Ramanjit Kang, Kim Evans, Joanna Goodman, Ajeet Minhas, Stef Shields, Jules Carey, Jane Zacharzewski, Jeremy Hopkins, Mary-Rachel McCabe, Russel Fraser, Jon Harman, Louise Restell, Lucinda Acland, Katy Robson and Paul Bird, Christina Pieri, Wendy Boast) and supporters – which raised £1,359.16.
Thanks to Riverview Law for sponsoring the T-shirts for a second year!
Thanks to Jon Harman at the College of Law who made this video.
Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon's books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council's journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year's Criminal Justice Alliance's journalism award