Students and staff will walk for justice

Students and staff from the University of Wolverhampton Law School will be walking for justice, as they take part in the Birmingham Legal Walk.

The event will take place on Monday 6 June 2016 at 5:30pm, starting at No5 Chambers in Birmingham. 

The University’s Law School will be amongst 22 other teams consisting of over 200 walkers from various organisations.

Organisations range from solicitors’ firms to barristers chambers, legal advice centres and other Universities across the West Midlands.

The annual event is put together by the Midland Legal Support Trust with the key aim of raising money for local legal advice services.

Those involved with the event will be set the task of walking over 9km.

Birmingham Legal Walk - Previous Event

Taking part from the University of Wolverhampton include staff from the Wolverhampton Law School: Margaret Walsh, Richard Glover, Christopher Busst, and Chris Umfreville, as well as law students: Aleesha Edwards, Jason Purewal, Michaela Tologova, Skerntian Keri and Wai Lok.  

Beverley Rizzotto, Manager of the Legal Advice Centre and team organiser for the University said: “The Birmingham Legal Walk is an excellent way of raising awareness within local communities about the difficulties people face in accessing legal advice and services following Government cuts in recent years.

“It is also beneficial for the students, as it demonstrates how the law affects local people and businesses, providing them with a greater sense of commercial awareness.

“Of course, as a provider of free legal advice, it is important to show solidarity amongst other providers in raising money to support such services.”  

For further information on the event, please visit: http://mlst.weebly.com/birmingham-legal-walk.html

For more information on donating, please see: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/universityofwolverhampton

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Date Issued: Wednesday 01 June 2016

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