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The Access To Justice Foundation
The Access To Justice Foundation
2021 Leeds Legal Walk Week

2021 Leeds Legal Walk Week

Why we need your help

Leeds Virtual Legal Walk Week 2021 

Monday 12th - Sat 17th July 2021

The Leeds Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Leeds town 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 Yorkshire, 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 10km and raise funds for front-line legal advice services across the region.

The 2021 Leeds Legal Walk will be taking over the course of a week in July and we encourage teams to sign up and complete the Leeds Virtual Legal Walk Week in their own time.

Why we need your help

The Leeds Legal Walk returns at a critical time for the Yorkshire 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 Leeds Virtual Legal Walk Week 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

Contact: Laura Cassidy

Email: events@ylst.org.uk

Tel: 0204 522 8404

For more information please visit www.ylst.org.uk/doncaster-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.

The Leeds Legal Walk Week 2021 takes place between 12th-17th July 2021 to raise funds for the Yorkshire Legal Support Trust (local arm of the Access to Justice Foundation).

6,494.24

raised towards 5,000.00 target

6494.24
5000.00

How you can support us

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Supporters

Ridley and Hall

Ridley and Hall

0.00
Park Square Barristers Leeds

Park Square Barristers Leeds

115.00
Spire Barristers

Spire Barristers

120.00
DAC B Clin Risk

DAC B Clin Risk

385.00
Broadway House Chambers

Broadway House Chambers

30.00
Government Legal Department

Government Legal Department

115.00
Hill Dickinson Liverpool

Hill Dickinson Leeds

435.00
Chadwick Lawrence Family Team

Chadwick Lawrence Family Team

15.00
Real Estate Walkers

Real Estate Walkers

55.00
Eversheds Sutherland Leeds

Eversheds Sutherland Leeds

25.00

Jul 27, 2021

Leeds Law School - Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Law School is proud to support the Leeds Legal Walk and the Access to Justice Foundation.

500.00

Jul 14, 2021

Mischa

5.00

Jul 12, 2021

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 22, 2021

DFJ

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

129

Total raised so far

6,494.24

Total plus Gift Aid 7,279.05

Direct donations

545.00

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

5,949.24

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