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BHT Staff Join the Brighton Annual Legal Walk

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BHT staff have joined over 100 walkers in the Brighton annual legal walk in support of legal aid advice services in Brighton.

The 10k sponsored walk set off from the Brighton Magistrates court and took supporters along the scenic East Sussex coast.

The London Legal Support Trust organised event saw Judges from the Brighton County Court, Brighton firms and chambers, members of the judiciary the advice sector and the general public all come together to walk and raise money for legal aid services in Brighton.

The walk has raised almost £5,000 so far.

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.

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.

Andy Winter, BHT Chief Executive

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