Lecturers, lawyers and legal students step on it to stamp out injustice

A team of staff and students laced up their walking boots last week to join legal professionals from across the county for the Legal Walk 2022.

The Northampton Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Northampton town centre, passing some all the town’s major landmarks and raised money to enable pro-bono legal advice services across the county.

The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years, with the effects of Covid-19 dramatically increasing the need for advice from members of our community particularly on the prevention of homelessness and poverty.

Kicking off at Northampton Crown Court, the team of staff and students joined the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Crispin Holborow, as well as the President and Vice President of Northamptonshire Law Society, Jabeer Miah and Maurice Muchinda.

Joining local law firms, chambers and in-house legal teams, as well as those who have a passion for access to justice, our staff and students came together with local judges and members of the community and walk to raise funds for front-line legal advice services across the region.

Karen Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Northampton, said: “It was fantastic to see staff and students from the Faculty of Business and Law taking part in this year’s Legal Walk.  This is the second year that we have taken part and are as passionate now as we ever have been to funding front-line legal advice services across the region.

“The money raised will support vital local services with providing legal advice on issues including preventing homelessness, resolving debt problems, gaining care for the elderly and disabled and fighting exploitation for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.”

To support the efforts of the Law team and their students, please donate through their fundraising page.

For more information about the legal walk visit the website.

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