Jones Myers has gone the extra mile to help raise almost £10k in a vibrant fundraiser to help society’s poorest and most disadvantaged members.

A ten-strong team put their best foot forward in the Leeds Legal 10k Walk for the Access to Justice Foundation, a charity  providing free legal advice to those struggling with problems including homelessness, debt, family difficulties, mental health issues and discrimination.

Around five hundred members of the legal profession in Leeds took part in the event – the largest legal walk held outside London this year.

The route took fundraisers through the city centre and the banks of the Leeds Liverpool Canal before finishing with a band and a drinks reception – the latter sponsored by Leeds Beckett University’s Law School.

Richard Peaker, Jones Myers managing partner who took part, said: “There was a great buzz and team spirit throughout the walk, and we’re delighted to have boosted funds for the Access to Justice Foundation.

“The Foundation plays a key role in vital areas such as preventing young families being made homeless and helping victims of sexual violence and torture to rebuild their lives. The event chimes with our firm’s ethos of ‘giving back’ and we are delighted to have helped make a difference to the charity’s goals”.    Keeping family breadwinners in employment through challenging unlawful discrimination

Jones Myers pro-bono initiatives include an ongoing partnership with Henshaws which supports over 7,000 service users including those registered blind or disabled.

The firm also sponsors an annual the Jones Myers Master of Laws prize for the Best Overall Performance with Leeds Beckett University.



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