London Legal Walk: Lawyers descend on sun-soaked capital for annual 10km charity event

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By Thomas Connelly on

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Lawyers from across the United Kingdom descended on Chancery Lane yesterday afternoon for the start of this year’s London Legal Walk.

Organised by the London Legal Support Trust, the charity walk — or run if you’re feeling fit — raises cash for a host of free legal support services across London and the South East of England.

Starting at the Law Society’s historic headquarters, thousands of solicitors, barristers, paralegals, clerks, law students and even the odd journalist pounded the 10km route.

It was a sun-soaked start line.

The judiciary was out in force, with Lord Neuberger (president of the Supreme Court), Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd (the Lord Chief Justice), Sir Brian Leveson (president of the Queen’s Bench Division) and Sir Terence Etherton (Master of the Rolls) all taking part. Nice shorts.

Legal Cheek fan and daytime TV star Judge Rinder also made an appearance.

Rumours of Liz Truss hanging around behind this van remain unconfirmed.

Legal Cheek’s Katie King and Tom Connelly joined LawCare and the SBA Charity for this year’s walk.

Lawyers paraded down the historic Temple Lane.

The Legal Cheek award for best T-shirt slogan went to the guys and girls at LexisNexis.

Ice cream was a popular choice as temperatures hit the mid 20s.

It wouldn’t be a London Legal Walk without police officers on stilts.

Or dogs!

It’s not too late to sponsor the LawCare/Legal Cheek team, which finished the 10km loop at 8pm last night. You can donate here.

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