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More than 3,000 lawyers in biggest ever charity walk

16 May 2008

More than 3,000 lawyers are poised to take part in the biggest ever legal charity walk on Monday.

Leading the way will be Lord Phillips, the Lord Chief Justice, followed closely by Baroness Scotland, the attorney general, Sir Anthony Clarke, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Ken Macdonald, DPP, Tim Dutton QC, chairman of the Bar Council, Andrew Holroyd, president of the Law Society and Lesley Graham, president of ILEX.

They will joined by teams of lawyers from across the profession, with the aim of raising over £250,000 for the London Legal Support Trust, which funds legal advice charities working in the areas of homelessness, debt and community care.

Lord Phillips, the president of the London Legal Support Trust, said: “This is a magnificent demonstration of support for the work of lawyers in the voluntary sector.”

Walkers will assemble outside the Royal Courts of Justice at 5.30pm. The route will take them over the Millemium Bridge to the Tate Modern, along the South Bank and past the Houses of Parliament to Green Park and back through St James’ Park.

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