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Liverpool Solicitors Walk for Justice

Thursday 4th October 2012 saw Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors put their best foot forwards participating in the first Liverpool Legal Walk which took place around the city centre.

With 19 teams and over 100 walkers, the Liverpool legal community came together to raise funds and awareness for The North West Legal Support Trust, a charity that raises money to distribute to legal advice agencies across the whole of the North West.

Organised by Chris Walker of Scott Rees & Co Solicitors and law graduate Rachael Robinson on behalf of the North West Legal Support Trust, the 5K charity walk is expected to have raised approximately £2,000.

Rita Krumins, a partner with the firm, stressed why it is vital that legal aid is made available to those that need it;

“Just when the demands on charitable organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau & Law Centres is increasing rapidly with people facing mounting debt problems often fuelled by high interest loans and the biggest shake up in the welfare benefits system, legal aid is to be withdrawn from these areas leaving the charities not only stretched to the absolute limits but without the resources to continue to function at all.

“It is not just solicitors losing revenue but legal aid has been a significant part of funding for charitable organisations which are now facing a real threat of closure. The need for advice is ever greater but the danger is that the infrastructure that has provided it may not survive the loss of legal aid.”

Dinah Crystal, Chair of the North West Legal Trust (NWLST) said the funds from the walk would help support the most disadvantaged members of society;

“I would like to thank everyone who took part in the first Liverpool Legal Walk – it was a great effort by all and we can now build on this success for the future.

“The charities supported by the NWLST help facilitate access to justice for the poorest and most disadvantaged members of society providing free legal help to people facing problems such as homelessness, debt, employment, family issues, discrimination and injustice.”

It is still not too late to lend your support via our Virgin Money fundraising page.

About Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors

Founded in 1947, Canter Levin & Berg is a large regional firm of Solicitors based in Liverpool, Merseyside.

With 13 partners and over 130 staff based in offices in Liverpool and Kirkby, we offer a comprehensive range of legal services for our clients.

From road traffic and other accident claims to criminal, family law services and employment law, we have friendly, efficient and professional staff available to deal with your legal requirements whatever they may be.

For more information on this press release, please contact Wendy Brown on 0151 239 1000 or via email at wendybrown@canter-law.co.uk.

About North West Legal Support Trust

The North West Legal Support Trust is a charity which raises money to distribute to legal advice agencies throughout the North West. The Trust is supported by the Access to Justice foundation and along with six other regional trusts, raises funds that enables it to make grants to legal advice charities that offer free advice to those most in need.