On Monday 21st May Charter Chambers will be walking to raise funds for free legal advice charities. This includes law clinics, pro bono units, citizens advice bureaus and many many more valuable services (for full list see HERE).
Last year the walk saw over 12,000 people take to the streets and raised £800,000 which helped more than 100 advice agencies to provide free legal advice to thousands of the most disadvantaged people in London and the South East. Just a few examples of those helped include;
Ellie who was thrown out of home by her parents for becoming pregnant and then deemed “intentionally homeless” by the local authority until the local Law centre intervened.
Aya who was trafficked to Britain aged 12 to be a domestic slave in her “Uncle’s” house. She was physically and sexually abused until she ran away aged 18 and then was threatened with detention as an illegal immigrant until her local advice agency intervened.
Julius who, despite having no legs, was deemed “fit for work” as he could “climb stairs with his arms” – before Hackney Law Centre intervened.
The walk is 10km long. It starts and ends in Carey Street behind the Royal Courts of Justice. Our team is made up of a range of members of chambers from our clerk’s room right through to our QC’s. Anyone wishing to join us for this great cause, please contact Tasmin Malcolm on Tasmin.Malcolm@charterchambers.com to sign up and be part of our Charter Chambers team.
Please help our fundraising efforts by visiting our just giving page HERE to donate what you can.