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2021 Liverpool Legal Walk

2021 Liverpool Legal Walk

Why we need your help

Liverpool Legal Walk 2021

Tuesday 21st September 6.00pm

The Liverpool Legal Walk is a 5km sponsored walk around Liverpool 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 North West region, which provide legal advice on issues such as debt, housing, family law, domestic abuse and employment to those who cannot afford it.

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 5km and raise funds for front-line legal advice services across the region. In 2019 the Liverpool Legal Walk raised over £7,000 for advice services, but in 2020 the majority of walks had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The 2021 Liverpool 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 Liverpool Legal Walk returns at a critical time for the North West 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 Liverpool 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@nwlst.org.uk

Tel: 0204 522 8404

For more information please visit www.nwlst.org.uk/liverpool-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.

2,281.23

raised towards 5,000.00 target

2281.23
5000.00

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Supporters

SG Law

SG Law

0.00
North Cheshire and North Wales Law Society

Cheshire and North Wales Law Society

205.00
Glenville Walker and Partners

Glenville Walker and Partners

85.00
Medical Legal Appointments Ltd

Medical Legal Appointments Ltd

100.00
Weightmans Liverpool

Weightmans Liverpool21

0.00
Hill Dickinson Liverpool

Hill Dickinson Liverpool

270.00
Carpenters Group Liverpool 2021

Carpenters Group Liverpool 2021

375.00
Catherine Higgins Law

Catherine Higgins Law

0.00
Driscoll Kingston Solicitors

Driscoll Kingston Solicitors

0.00
Prosperity Law

Prosperity Law

15.00

Sep 20, 2021

Jeremy Myers

35.00
(plus 8.75 giftaid)

Sep 19, 2021

HHJ David Hodge QC

With best wishes and thanks for all your fundraising efforts towards this worthy cause - HHJ David Hodge QC

60.00
(plus 15.00 giftaid)

Sep 16, 2021

Lyn Newsham

Carol Hopwood you are so passionate about the unseen and bringing reality to our attention. Walk with joy and feel proud

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 13, 2021

Alison Brookman

Enjoy the stroll

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

45

Total raised so far

2,281.23

Total plus Gift Aid 2,672.48

Direct donations

135.00

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

2,146.23

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