York Legal Walk 2021

Interns Abbey Ainslie and Ben Challenger organized Team Harrowells this time around, which was joined on June 28 by Charlotte Bowen, Dawn Darlison, Ella Dodgson, Amy Foweather, Becca Laffan, Robert Onyett, Lucy Phipps and Heather Robertson. Amy and Lucy also brought their dogs to give their team a morale boost as they finished the walk mostly by the river from downtown to the outskirts and back. David Barraclough, chairman of the Yorkshire Access to Justice Foundation, has announced the dates for the Yorkshire legal marches, saying that after two years of legal marches affected by COVID-19 restrictions, he hopes the legal profession will support this important cause in greater numbers than ever before this summer. The legal marches are a real highlight in the access to justice calendar and after a one-year break we were delighted to welcome back thousands of lawyers and court lawyers to collectively raise money for frontline legal services across the UK. YorLaw is CAY`s free legal advice service. It is run entirely by a small team of dedicated volunteers and your support will help keep it going. Despite its modest size, YorLaw served over 100 clients last year alone. It also administers the McKenzie Friend program, which supports self-advocates in legal proceedings involving children. The current crisis has put immense pressure on legal services across the UK, facing unprecedented demand from people desperately in need of free or affordable advice. These services are at breaking point and need our help now more than ever. We hope you will join us next year to raise funds and awareness to facilitate access to justice services across the country. 350 organizations in 23 cities; (from Exeter to Edinburgh!) Participated in fundraising walks to raise much-needed funds for local charities that provide free legal advice. All legal walks participated in accordance with local government guidelines to ensure the safety of our hikers and allow them to have fun and collect sponsorships for their efforts.

While social distancing rules remained in place at the time of the march, arrangements were adjusted to accommodate around 70 people, with a gradual departure of individual teams, including an official dispatch from the Lord Mayor, Mayor and Sheriff of York. Be sure to visit this site regularly if the date of the legal walk in your area has not yet been announced. You can also subscribe to our Events 2022 mailing list to receive information on all upcoming events and fundraising activities. Each legal walk covering Sheffield, York, Leeds and Doncaster will raise funds to support charities and charities that provide free legal advice to the poorest and most disadvantaged members of society who are struggling with homelessness, debt, family difficulties, mental health issues, discrimination and other problems.

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