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Walking for greater access to justice
Published: 23 May 2017
On Monday 22nd May, Toynbee Hall joined hundreds of law firms and advice centres on the London Legal Support Trust’s annual walk which raises money for free legal advice centres across the UK.
On a gloriously sunny afternoon, staff, volunteers and supporters walked 10km through Central London to support our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC). FLAC provides thousands of people across London with free legal advice on a range of issues. As the longest running free legal advice service in the world, beginning in 1898, it has been helping people understand and exercise their legal rights for almost 120 years.
We walked because we believe that everyone should have access to justice. The team has raised over £1,000 which will help us provide advice to people who may be excluded from the legal system. In recent years, we have seen a sharp rise in the need for our free legal advice services. With upcoming changes to employment tribunals, welfare benefits and immigration law, we expect to see an even further increase in demand for this and our other services.
Here, Sabrina Dubash, Advisor at Toynbee Hall and FLAC volunteer tells us why she walked with us on the legal walk.
It’s not too late to support us, if you would like to support FLAC, then please donate anything you can on our Virgin Money Giving page.