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Muscatt Black Graf Lawyers to Take Part in London Legal Walk 2024
May 22, 2024

Muscatt Black Graf is delighted to be involved in this year’s London Legal Walk to raise money for legal advice services and support access to justice for all.

Next month, Muscatt Black Graf lawyers Nina Rama, Matthew Cottis, Jane McKee, Yvonne Addy, Mark Austin, Rommel Guevarra, Ian Pringle and Paul McKee will join tens of thousands of other legal professionals to walk 10km across London to raise funds for vital free legal advice charities.

The annual event, which takes place on Tuesday 18 June 2024, brings together the legal community to highlight the importance of access to justice and the provision of free legal advice for the more vulnerable members of society.

This year marks the event’s 20th anniversary of the walk, launched in 2004 by the London Legal Support Trust (LLST). LLST was established in 2003 to help with the issue of insufficient funding for those who needed to access legal advice.

Over the last 20 years, the amount of funding directed towards legal aid and local authorities has reduced drastically, forcing agencies to close and reducing the number of free legal advice agencies considerably.

This has meant that people can miss out on free legal advice on important issues such as welfare benefits, employment disputes, housing, and discrimination.

Specialist free legal advice centres help ensure everyone has access to justice and guarantee equality under the law.

Since its establishment, LLST has raised millions of pounds for legal advice services in London and the South East. The London Legal Walk alone has raised more than £10.5m over the last 20 years to support more than 100 free specialist advice centres and improve access to justice.

The London Legal Walk is more important than ever before. As the cost of living rises, the need for free legal help with debt, benefits, housing, asylum and domestic violence issues is now greater than ever.

Last year’s walk raised a staggering £965,000, and we are determined to do even better this year.

To sponsor the Muscatt Black Graf team on the London Legal Walk 2024 team, please donate here: https://londonlegalsupporttrust.enthuse.com/pf/muscatt-black-graf-2024.

Thank you for your support!

This blog was prepared on 22 May 2024. It is not intended to be advice and should not be relied upon as such.

 

 

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