Walking for justice – Northampton Legal Walk on 5 June

29th May 2024

Photos of the legal walk 2023

The heart of the region’s legal community in Northampton will be taking to the streets on the evening of 5 June to complete the Northampton Legal Walk, all in aid of The Access to Justice Foundation (ATJF). They will be joined by individuals and organisations from across the county.

The walk covers both a 10km and 5km route which begin at the courts and go across the University campus, fine parkland and sites of historical interest. Walkers will be raising funds for national charity the Access to Justice Foundation, supporting free legal advice services in our region. The ATJF provide grants of funds for key community service providers that rely on the support to resource their vital work.

The funding gap faced by the sector has doubled from £15m to £30m in the last year and, combined with the cost of living and long-lasting knock-on effects of the pandemic, frontline services are struggling to meet demand.

Dominic Hopkins, Partner and joint-head of the firm’s Central England Office, and the county’s Under Sheriff, said: “This is a vital cause and one we are delighted to get behind, with the county’s Law Society, the University and the Northamptonshire Communities Foundation. The Access to Justice Foundation makes a real difference to peoples’ lives through the grants they make. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there for what promises to be a really worthwhile event – it’s not too late to sign up if you still want to join in.”

Charlotte Thornton-Smith, Partner and joint-head of Central England Office with Dominic also said: “This is such a key event for the region and a great opportunity to bring legal professionals, organisations and groups together. The hope is to repeat – or even beat – the strong turnout that we saw last year. We will be donating. I hope you will too.”

This year’s legal walk will start at 5.30pm at the Northampton Combined Court Centre on Lady’s Lane and will end at Lancaster House, HCR Hewitsons’ Central England office.

How you can show your support and help us make a difference

  • Sign up here
  • You can join us in person 5 June 2024 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm starting at the Courts in Lady’s Lane, Northampton
  • Donate to our Just Giving page.

We look forward to seeing you on the day and welcoming you at the post-walk drinks and refreshments at Lancaster House to celebrate your achievement and fundraising.