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Staff at our Legal Advice Centre joined the annual legal sponsored 10k walk on Monday evening to raise money for legal aid services in Brighton.
Judges from the Brighton County Court led hundreds of lawyers, law school students, law firms and chambers, members of the judiciary the advice sector and the general public on the 10k walk along the coast.
There is still time to make a donation in support of legal aid services in Brighton. Please click here.
The Brighton Legal Walk is an annual event aimed at raising awareness that there is free, independent advice available in the city provided by a number of excellent advice agencies including the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Money Advice and Community Support Service, and Brighton Housing Trust.
It has another purpose, and that is to raise much needed funds for these organisations.
Over the last year we have seen changes in legal aid. A number of areas where we used to provide advice and representation are no longer funded, and those areas where we are funded have seen a reduction in the amounts we receive.
I would urge everyone who believes in access to advice and representation to make a donation to one of these three organisations. Better still, why not get a team together or come along on your own. The company is good, the scenery is great, and the cause second to none.
Andy Winter, BHT Chief Executive