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04 June 2018

London Legal Walk 2018

A team of 140 students and staff from The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London joined over 750 teams from across London to take part in the annual London Legal Walk on 21 May.

The Dickson Poon Law School participants in the London Legal Walk
The Dickson Poon Law School participants in the London Legal Walk

The yearly event, organised the by The London Legal Support Trust, is a 10km sponsored walk to raise funds for free legal services in London and the South East. The walk is the largest fundraising event in the legal calendar. Funds raised enable the advice centres to help thousands of people including the homeless, housebound elderly, victims of domestic violence and people trafficking and many more. 

The King’s team of staff, students and alumni, and led by Executive Dean Professor Gillian Douglas and Dickson Poon Distinguished Visitors The Rt Hon Lord Judge and Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, took in the sights of central London in the evening sunshine along with 13,000 other walkers. The King's team have raised over £2,200 so far. This is the sixth year in which King’s has taken part in the Legal Walk and this year’s team was the biggest yet and raising more money than we ever have for access to justice. 

Liz Barrett, a second year LLB student and King’s Team Organiser said: 'After such a successful team effort in 2017, it was fantastic to have an even bigger turn-out this year and raise more money for an incredible, highly topical and vital cause. The sun shone, ice-creams were eaten, hundreds of thousands of pounds were raised for access to justice, and everyone raised awareness of the need for funding of free legal advice centres. I am so happy that we received such support and commitment from our walkers and sponsors.'

See highlights from the walk on the London Legal Support Trust YouTube channel.

The King’s team fundraising page is still open for another two months, so if you would like to donate please visit our Virgin Money Giving page.