We are proud to have Jonathan Smithers, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Mark Harrison, president of the Newcastle Law Society, Jamie Martin, managing partner of Ward Hadaway, Helen Griffiths, chair of the Newcastle CILEx Branch and Russell Hewitson, Under Sheriff of Tyne & Wear as our lead walkers.
The North East Legal Support Trust has been established to support the provision of free legal advice in Newcastle and the North East region since 2010 and the Newcastle legal walk is an important part of our fundraising activities. The organisations we support make a huge difference in the lives of many people. The recent cuts to legal aid and the reduced household income for many working families due to the recession have increased the importance of free access to specialist legal advice for the poorest and most vulnerable people in our community.
Registration for the event will open from 5pm with the walk starting proper at 5:30. About two hours later walkers cross the finish line where refreshments will be provided for our thirsty walkers.
We would like to get as many people involved as possible, so gather your co-workers, friends, family, and why not dogs, to join us for an evening of walking and having fun while raising vital funds for legal advice agencies!