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2021 Derby Legal Walk

2021 Derby Legal Walk

Why we need your help

Derby Legal Walk 2021 

Monday 21st June 5.30pm 

The Derby Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Derby city centre, which includes some of the most scenic and green spots the city has to offer. The money raised will fund vital local advice services across the Midlands, which provide legal advice on issues such as debt, housing, family law, domestic abuse and employment to those who cannot afford it.

Organised by the Derby and District Law Society and the Derby Junior Lawyers Division, this annual event will see participants from local law firms, chambers and in-house legal teams, as well as those who have a passion for access to justice, come together with local judges and members of the community to walk 10km and raise funds for front-line legal advice services across the region.

The 2021 Derby Legal Walk will return to the usual in-person format - government guidelines permitting - with walks taking place in cities across the UK.

Why we need your help

The Derby Legal Walk returns at a critical time for the Midlands specialist legal advice sector, which has been greatly impacted by the pandemic. Many advice services have reported an unprecedented surge in demand from clients in desperate need of advice in areas such as debt, welfare, immigration, family, housing and employment law. Other services are lacking sufficient staffing and resources to deal with the level of enquiries, and severe financial problems could lead to their permanent closure.

We are encouraging as many teams as possible to take part in the Derby Legal Walk this year to help raise awareness and much needed funds for the free legal advice sector. These services provide essential help to vulnerable people in the community who often have no other means of getting legal advice, representation, or support.

All are welcome - registration is free!

Starting Point: TBC

Time: 5:30 pm

Contact: Laura Cassidy

Email: events@mlst.org.uk

Tel: 0204 522 8404

For more information please visit www.mlst.org.uk/derby-legal-walk

Case Study 

Following an unsuccessful appeal of his benefits refusal, Paul*, a 47 year-old suffering from kidney failure, arthritis and anxiety, faced the daunting prospect of representing himself at a complex hearing. His local Citizens Advice helped him prepare his submissions and attended the hearing with him, where the appropriate benefit was restored. Assistance from Citizens Advice was essential to ensure Paul received the level of benefits allowing him to live with dignity.

*Name has been changed

This event is kindly sponsored by the Law Society of England and Wales.

1,375.00

raised towards 1,000.00 target

1375.00
1000.00

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Supporters

University of Derby 2021

University of Derby 2021

115.00
Freeths LLP Derby

Freeths LLP Derby

200.00
Cartwright King Derby

Cartwright King Derby

60.00
Alexander and Co Derby

Alexander and Co Derby

672.00
Elliot Mather Derby 2021

Elliot Mather Derby 2021

88.00

Jun 22, 2021

Anonymous


Jun 22, 2021

OOI

Congratulations and well done, Sue Cooper & Lindsay Dunlop (DCC Legal Services) ?

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 20, 2021

Louise Potter

120.00
(plus 30.00 giftaid)

May 13, 2021

Anonymous


May 12, 2021

Anonymous


137

Total raised so far

1,375.00

Total plus Gift Aid 1,669.25

Direct donations

240.00

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

1,135.00

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