The ninth London Legal Walk was the greatest ever – more than 7,000 walkers (and runners) raised over £500,000 for the London Legal Support Trust.
The attorney general, gamely wearing a T-shirt advertising the fact, promised the walkers that he would take back to his cabinet colleagues the message that lawyers are not all self-centred fat cats. He did not promise that his colleagues would listen.
Chancery Lane’s hostelries did a good trade into the night: bright young things from criminal aid firm Tuckers and Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance had clearly worked up a thirst.
Team Gazette included a wide age range - from 57 years old down to two. Though it must be admitted the youngest member didn't walk the entire distance unaided - accepting a brief carry from, among others, one Igor Judge. 'I love children,' he told Obiter, while a judicial aid whispered by way of reassurance, 'he's the lord chief justice'. Only till September though, Obiter notes. Advocates among you may still be thinking ‘m’lud’ - Obiter’s already thinking ‘babysitter’.
Visit the London Legal Support Trust site to get more information about the walk.
Walkers and runners in the park
South West London Law Centres
Mishcon de Reya
The London borough of Lambeth contributed a music-hall twist
(l-r) Lord Judge, Katherine Grainger, Lord Dyson, Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff
Heading towards Middle Temple
Personal Support Unit
Walkers outside the High Court
Mills & Reeve take a break
McMillan Williams Solicitors
Saracens Solicitors enjoying the day
Attorney general Dominic Grieve speaks to walkers
Some of the Clifford Chance team
Tuckers enjoying post-walk drinks