Thomson Reuters employees support free legal advice and celebrate Magna Carta
Employees from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters recently joined forces with more than 8,000 lawyers, including more than 100 judges and magistrates, to support the London Legal Walk, a 10km walk to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust (LLST), an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London and the South East of England.
More than 80 walkers from Thomson Reuters turned out to support the event and walk alongside colleagues and customers all led by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, and other senior members of the judiciary. This year, the walk also celebrated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, “the great charter of the liberties” which was sealed at Runnymeade on June 15, 1215.
“Despite fears of heavy rain, by 5 p.m. it was bright and sunny and after a quick photo session, we convened at Chancery Lane to begin the 10km walk,” said Kristiina Kojamo, senior editor in the Thomson Reuters Legal Commentary team. “It wasn’t long before we were heading off across London to Hyde Park Corner and then around the Serpentine. After several ice cream pit stops in Hyde Park and antihistamine breaks (after a sudden onslaught of pollen), our team of tired walkers returned to Chancery Lane to complete the walk and make full use of the drinks tokens and to take part in the street party celebrations.”
Last year, more than £560,000 was raised through the London Legal Walk. Since the first London Legal Walk in 2005 at which 330 walkers raised £37,000 the Trust has held events and raised donations totalling more than £4 million.
To date, the Thomson Reuters team has successfully raised more than £1,400, a great effort which will provide much needed help to those legal advice charities supported by the London Legal Support Trust. The Thomson Reuters legal walk fundraising page will remain open until August 18, 2015 and further donations can be made at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ThomsonReuters2015.