The best social media snaps from the London Legal Walk

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By Adam Mawardi on

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.

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.

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…

… while other determined walkers appeared to come straight from the office.

Then there were those who seemingly strolled the route with their eyes shut.

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.

Although, there were a couple of stilted bobbies on overwatch to ensure the street party was kept in order.

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.

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.

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