15,000 walkers go the distance for charity
Lawyers from across the country poured into the capital yesterday afternoon for this year’s London Legal Walk.
Judges, barristers, solicitors, students, apprentices, clerks and journalists were among the 15,000 walkers raising cash for free legal advice charities and pro bono agencies across London and the South East.
Leaving from Law Society’s Chancery Lane HQ, walkers were treated to a scenic route of London’s gems: passing the river Thames, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the Royal Courts on the way.
Of those taking part in the 10k walkathon was legal legend, Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, who donned a sash celebrating the first 100 years of women in law.
— Melinda Giles (@MelindaGilesLaw) June 17, 2019
Also joining was Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC MP, and Solicitor General, Lucy Frazer QC MP, who were backed up by the rest of the Attorney General’s office.
We did it. The 10k legal walk raised approaching £1 million for legal charities; thanks to the fine team from the AGO who kept the SG and me going! pic.twitter.com/WozQBaD1NH
— Geoffrey Cox QC MP (@Geoffrey_Cox) June 17, 2019
The Legal Cheek clan, too, limbered up with the LawCare team, a mental health and wellbeing charity, who alone raised nearly £7,000.
Blessed with blue skies and sunny weather, the Supreme Court squad celebrated with a cheeky ice cream break along the way.
Some walkers came prepared with proper footwear, gym gear and repped the legal merch…
— Ian Cooper (@IanC_Capsticks) June 17, 2019
The London Legal Walk is today! The Inner Temple team of runners and walkers is raring to go. This year our first four legged team mates will be joining us! Keep an eye out for pictures. Please sponsor us at https://t.co/rmYN07jBiB #legalwalk #accesstojustice pic.twitter.com/dsYuPmCsXm
— The Inner Temple (@TheInnerTemple) June 17, 2019
… while other determined walkers appeared to come straight from the office.
Some of us from Treasury Legal Advisers joined the Government Legal Department team for the London Legal Walk this evening. Here are some of us at the end of the walk. Good to see many other legal friends during the walk including @robertpowell09 @SusannaMcGibbon @Geoffrey_Cox pic.twitter.com/c008wGHIzh
— Peter King (@pdsking) June 17, 2019
Then there were those who seemingly strolled the route with their eyes shut.
— CILEx (@CILExLawyers) June 17, 2019
Upon reaching the finishing line back at Chancery Lane, walkers were rewarded with a refreshing bevvy, a range of street food and an upbeat samba band.
— Melissa Davis (@mdcomms) June 17, 2019
Although, there were a couple of stilted bobbies on overwatch to ensure the street party was kept in order.
— LLST (@londonlegal) June 17, 2019
The celebration catered for all participants, as shown by Hardwicke’s joint head of chambers, PJ Kirby, and his four-legged friend who made use of the dog bar.
— Martin Davies (@counselsclerk) June 17, 2019
It’s not too late to sponsor the LawCare/Legal Cheek team, who finished the 10km legal loop around 7pm last night. You can donate here.
Well done to the @LawCareLtd team for taking part in this year's @londonlegal #LondonLegalWalk – what a glorious evening ??? You can sponsor us here: https://t.co/KXLI2aOKac pic.twitter.com/O5TdRHtVWi
— Kayleigh Leonie (@KayleighLeonie) June 17, 2019