Step up for justice with the Yorkshire Legal Walks

Step up for justice in the Yorkshire Legal Walks 2024, proudly presented by the Access to Justice Foundation Yorkshire. This annual event is more than just a stroll through Yorkshire – it’s a demonstration of solidarity in support of equal access to legal services.

Scheduled for June and July, the walks will take place in Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield, and York. Legal professionals, their families, and friends will lace up their shoes for a 10K walk, raising funds for legal agencies that offer free advice to those who need it most.

The Access to Justice Foundation is at the heart of this initiative, championing justice for the vulnerable and marginalised in society. The organisations they support work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in Yorkshire, including:

  • Keeping family breadwinners in employment through challenging unlawful discrimination.
  • Preventing young families from being made homeless.
  • Supporting disabled people to avoid poverty by achieving a basic level of income.
  • Helping victims of sexual violence and torture to rebuild their lives.

Did you know that 2/3 of the UK population do not know how to get legal advice?

14 million people live in poverty and can’t afford access to justice. The annual legal aid budget, in real terms, is £950m less than it was in 2010. Up to a million people live in areas with no legal aid provision for housing.

Every step taken in the Yorkshire Legal Walks contributes to this mission. It’s a chance for the legal community to come together to raise funds and awareness of the ongoing need for accessible justice.

Whether you’re a seasoned lawyer, a legal student, or simply someone who believes in fairness and equality, there’s a place for you in these walks.

For more information and to register your interest, reach out to David Barraclough, chair of Access to Justice Foundation Yorkshire, at dwm.barraclough@yorkshireunion.org.uk.

 

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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.