I don’t usually round off a hard day working at the office with a 10 K walk. But this is exactly what I did on Monday 15th of May as I joined team of intrepid walkers for the Sheffield Legal Walk 2017. The rain did not deter our spirits as we set a steady pace up from the court building to the Cathedral, across Fargate and the Peace Gardens down to St Mary’s Gate, up to Hunter’s Bar around Endcliffe Park and back via the Rutland and Sheffield University to West Street.


This walk is organised each year by the Yorkshire Legal Support Trust and aims at raising awareness of pro bono work and the need of many people for support to gain legal support and access to justice as well as raising money to support the trust in providing financial assistance.


There were teams from a number of Sheffield firms and Sheffield University and we were pleased to be joined by David Barraclough, president of the Yorkshire union of law society’s, who rashly pledged to walk all three of the Yorkshire legal walks(Leeds, York, and Sheffield). We finished with a convivial drink in the Bamboo Door at Leopold Square. I think although damp we all enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcoming more walkers for next years walk.


Charles Neal

President-Sheffield and District Law Society

16 May 2017