The north-east’s legal profession has come together to raise much-needed funds to help provide justice for all. Teams from law firms, legal sector, chambers and judges took part in a 10km sponsored walk to support the provision of legal fees and advice to help people who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

The Legal Support Trust, which champions and helps the poorest and most vulnerable people in local communities across England and Wales, arranged the walk which started outside Newcastle Combined Court Centre and finished at the Redhouse Pub.

Laura Cassidy, fundraising and development manager of the North East Legal Support Trust (NELST) which was formed in 2010, said: ’To receive such support from so many people and different legal organisations is heart-warming and demonstrates how when people unite with a common cause, they can really make a difference to our goal of justice for all. All the funds raised from the walk go directly to help people and charity organisations who desperately need help and access to legal services.’

The north-east legal walk is one of over 30 similar events which run across England and Wales; the largest, in London, is tonight.