Moneypenny supports London Legal Walk
MEMBERS of Moneypenny’s legal team joined over 9,000 walkers from 500 law firms, in-house legal departments and chambers to complete the 10k annual London Legal Walk.
Held in May every year, the London Legal Walk is the biggest of its kind in the UK. Thousands of lawyers join representatives from the Law Society, Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives over the 10km course through central London to raise much needed funds to support organisations who give free legal advice in London and the South East.
Now in its 11th year, the event, sponsored by the Law Society of England and Wales and organised by the London Legal Support Trust (LLST), raised £560,000 in 2014 and is on course to top the £600,000 mark this time round.
Lead walkers, including the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the President of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General, the Solicitor General and the Director of Public Prosecutions showed the way – starting out at the Royal Courts of Justice, then along the Embankment, The Mall and Constitution Hill, through St James’s Park and around the Serpentine before finally arriving at the finish at the Law Society offices on Chancery Lane.
The event culminated in a dazzling street party with fire jugglers, stilt walkers, living trees and a samba band.
Bernadette Bennett, Moneypenny’s Legal Commercial Manager was delighted to take part. She said: “What an amazing event. It really was a privilege to join such a huge number of people, all pulling together to raise funds for the same cause. We are very grateful to Partnership Manager Tara Lee, Vice President Jonathan Smithers and others from the Law Society for taking us under their wing by inviting us to walk with them as it was our first one. It was quite a sight with over 9,000 people packing the streets and such a terrific, family atmosphere, helped by the sun shining!”
LLST chief executive Bob Nightingale who founded the Walk in 2004, initially with 300 participants, thanked everyone for their support. “The funds raised are vital to sustain legal advice centres in and around London,” he said.
Image: Moneypenny’s Bernadette Bennett and Hollie Richards-Broadhead (centre) with representatives from the Law Society including Vice President Jonathan Smithers and Partnership Manager Tara Lee. Picture courtesy of Michael Cross/Law Society