The Oxford Human Rights Hub will be participating in the Oxford Legal Walk this year!
Join us walking on September 30, 2019, and make a donation to support legal aid.
This 10k sponsored walk supports advice charities in Oxford; together, teams in the 2018 Walk raised over £15,000 for their community.
Bob Nightingale, founder of LLST, commended the lawyers for supporting local advice agencies saying:
“In recent years life has become even harder for the most disadvantaged people. Austerity has caused hardship among the poorest people and created problems such as debt and homelessness. Often the advice agencies are the only place where those people can get help.
“2013 cuts to legal aid for many areas of welfare law mean that people who can’t afford to pay a solicitor can no longer turn to high street solicitors for help with matters such as benefits, employment or disrepair. Now changes to the benefits rules for people with disabilities is creating even more pressure on the advice agencies.
It’s fantastic that local lawyers will turn out year after year to raise funds to help to ease that problem,”
The High Sheriff of Oxford and Her Honour Judge Vincent will lead the walk.