The law team from the Brighton Business School has again taken part in the Brighton Legal Walk, which raises money for vital local legal advice charities.
Access to legal advice has been savaged over recent years, while need just keeps on rising.
Beneficiaries of the walk include Brighton Housing Trust, which has helped protect thousands of households from homelessness over the years, as well as being the last remaining provider of legal aid asylum and immigration advice in the whole of Sussex and Surrey. There’s also Money Advice Plus, which is ever more desperately needed since debt and welfare law were taken out of the scope of legal aid. Likewise Citizens Advice, which provides a vital service, has lost out hugely as a result of most of its work no longer being funded by legal aid.
Obviously, it could be argued that the government should be properly funding all of this, but the fact is that it’s not and people are denied not only their rights but even the means of survival in some cases, so please sponsor the law team for the 10K walk on Monday (10th) and fight for free local legal advice.