DJS Law Solicitors raises £688.75 in the 10,000 Steps for Justice for the London Legal Support Trust, 8 June 2020
On 8 June 2020, Darren Sylvester, Founding Director and Solicitor at DJS Law Solicitors, took part in the 10,000 Steps for Justice to raise funds for free legal advice agencies through the London Legal Support Trust.
On 5 October 2020, Darren Sylvester also participated in the London Legal Walk with Les Harrison and Michael Scottow. Through the Virgin Money donation link, DJS Law Solicitors raised £1,214.19, including gift aid and off-line donations – see
Overall £470,000 has been raised.
The London Legal Support Trust is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal advice services in London and the South East. It provides support for free legal advice centres across London and the South East, through the provision of grant funding, supporting infrastructure of the sector, and helping agencies reduce costs and save money via pro bono or discounted schemes.
Access to justice means that people should be able to equally access legal support, advice, and representation if they need it, irrespective of their financial position. Individuals should be able to fairly seek and achieve remedies for grievances and be able to enforce their economic and social rights without needing to be in a position of wealth or power. Receiving the legal advice they need makes a huge difference to these people’s lives, reducing debt, poverty and homelessness, and combatting discrimination and injustice. However, many people are unable to access justice due to multiple barriers including legal aid cuts, as well as court closures.
DJS Law Solicitors offers a free monthly legal advice surgery on the last Wednesday of every month at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph Catholic Church, 204 High Street, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN8 7DP between 7.30pm – 9.00pm.