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Irwin Mitchell Sponsors NELST Charity Walk In Leeds

10km Walk To Raise Money For Legal Charities And Advice Centres


The legal community from across Yorkshire and the North East are being encouraged to swap their office shoes for walking boots to take part in an annual 10k walk this month to raise funds for charities and legal advice centres around the region.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell is sponsoring the North East Legal Support Trust (NELST) charity walk in Leeds which takes place on September 25th  at 5:30pm outside Leeds Combined Court Centre and will see those taking part walk 10km and finishing their route in Millennium Square, where a complimentary drink will be waiting.

NELST holds a sponsored walk around Leeds city centre every year to raise money for local legal charities and voluntary advice centres in the region. 

Lauren Burrows, a litigation assistant in the Industrial Illness team at Irwin Mitchell, will be taking part in the event. She said: “The sponsored walk around Leeds city centre is for a great cause and is something we are really looking forward to taking part in.

“Hopefully more professionals within the legal industry will recognise the need for further fundraising and sign up to take part in the event. Lots of people need advice on legal matters but don’t always have the means to seek the support of professionals so NELST helps to raise funds for charities and advice centres to help.”

Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, said: “The need for access to justice through free legal advice centres has grown considerably during the recession while the availability of legal aid has reduced. The need for fundraising through Legal Walks has never been greater. I strongly encourage all law firms, chambers and law colleges to organise teams for their local walk.”

Those wishing to take part can register their interest by emailing NELSTlegalwalk@Irwinmitchell.com.

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