Capital’s lawyers limber up for London Legal Walk
All the legal celebs will be there
Starting at 4.30pm today, judges, barristers, solicitors, students, apprentices, clerks, journalists and more will head to the heart of legal London to begin the annual London Legal Walk.
Today’s charity fundraising walk around the capital — organised by the London Legal Support Trust, the guys behind the Great Legal Bake — is a chance for lawyers across the country to come together for the evening, don a pair of walking (or running) shoes, and raise money to support free legal advice charities in London and the South East.
Lawyers have a special place in their hearts for the London Legal Walk, and anyone who’s anyone in the legal world heads down to the capital for the event. Famous faces to grace previous years’ 10km track include Lord Neuberger (pictured below) and daytime TV judge and 2 Hare Court barrister Robert Rinder.
Sunshine gets #LondonLegalWalk off to great start 9000 walkers pic.twitter.com/hPohkaUH67
— Angela Holdsworth (@AngelHoldsworth) May 18, 2015
The Supreme Court president is listed to take part again this year, as are Boris Johnson’s other half Marina Wheeler QC, a team of big names from the Royal Courts of Justice — including Lord Dyson and Mrs Justice Andrews — and most followed barrister on Instagram Tunde Okewale. No sign of Amal (yet), though.
Of the event — which raised £700,000 for good causes last year — Dyson said yesterday:
The need for these charities has grown over the past few years while resources for their work have diminished. That makes the funds raised by the London Legal Walk more important than ever.
The Legal Cheek team and friends will be taking part in today’s walk with LawCare, a charity that helps lawyers and law students deal with health problems such as depression and stress. You can sponsor us here.