Cardium joins London Legal Walk to support vulnerable people

An energetic team from Cardium Law are once again taking part in the London Legal Walk to support the most vulnerable in society to access life-changing free legal advice.

It’s the the 20th anniversary of this wonderful event, and our team will be walking 10km on Tuesday 18th June

Our team – Julie, Matthew, Chris, Hannah, Michelle, Natasha, Charlotte, David, Jehan and Margaret – will be walking with the Lady Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust.

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Over the last 20 years, by walking together for justice, participants in the event have raised an incredible £10.5 million, helping hundreds of thousands of people access justice when they need it most.

The funding gap for legal advice has nearly doubled to over £30 million in the UK. Free legal advice providers are at breaking point trying to meet the growing needs of clients.

Many people cannot afford legal help and without more being done, they will go without justice when they need it most.

In London, a quarter of people are living in poverty after housing costs. This can have a devastating effect on people like Toni.

Toni was self-employed in the hospitality industry. Then when Covid-19 hit, he was no longer able to work.

As a result, he and his three children were evicted from their private property, ending up in temporary accommodation.

The benefit cap could not be calculated accurately, which left him struggling to pay for essentials and at risk of falling behind on rent. When he contacted one of the London Legal Support Forum’s Centres of Excellence, they went through his entitlements and outgoings with a fine-tooth comb and found that he was having multiple incorrect deductions from his Universal Credit, directly leading to this impossible situation.

The advice agency took on his case, had the correct benefits restored and helped him find appropriate accommodation until he was able to get back on his feet.

With the ongoing cost of living crisis, your support is needed more than ever.

Please sponsor our walkers as generously as you are able.