The lord chief justice, the president of the Supreme Court, the master of the rolls, the attorney general and the director of public prosecutions will be leading some 7,000 legal professionals in the largest organised gathering of lawyers in the UK.

The ninth London Legal Walk is expected attract a record 7,000 walkers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Network and show their support for the free legal advice sector.

A 10-kilometre route will take walkers past some of London’s legal landmarks, including the Royal Courts of Justice, the Law Society and Middle Temple. Journalists from the Gazette, official media partner, will be covering all aspects of the event.

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, president of the Law Society, said that the walk is more important this year than ever. ‘This year's legal aid cuts mean that thousands of people will be left with nowhere to turn for help. Free legal advice centres play a vital role in reducing the damage done by the civil legal aid cuts.’

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