Sheffield legal firms take part in 10km walk for charity

A number of law firms will be taking part in a sponsored walk later today to raise money for local advice services.

The Sheffield Legal Walk, which will be running for the third time this year, is a 10km sponsored event around Sheffield organised by The Yorkshire Legal Support Trust, which aims to donate money to charities that help the most in need.

Due to government and local authority funding cuts, local advice services have not received as much funding as they need to provide free legal advice.

Natalie Cosgrove, President of The Sheffield and District Law Society, said: “It reminds us that due to austerity measures implemented following the economic downturn, people still need advice, probably more so now than ever.”

Representatives from 13 local legal advice companies such as Switalkskis Solicitors, Irwin Mitchell and ​FreeLaw University of Sheffield will be taking part in the event, as well as members of the public.

Miss Cosgrove added: “Our economy has been plunged into a situation where it is impossible or at the very least challenging to provide vital services to the public full stop and we must stand together to support one another.”

Last year 75 lawyers, advisors and other legal professionals took part in the event and raised £2,000.

The route starts near Paradise Square and ends at Victoria Quays.

Registration opens between 5pm and 5.30pm at Sheffield Crown Court (Monday).

 

 

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