Criminal Defence Solicitors participated in a charitable walk fighting for, access to justice should be equally available to everyone, regardless of their financial situation.
This principle is at the cornerstone of the legal justice system in England and Wales.
In practice it is not the case.
Advice Agencies and Citizens Advice Bureaux work very hard to try to ensure that vulnerable people do have a way of accessing justice through a mixture of "Legal Aid" (publically funded work), funding from local authorities and charitable donations and by using pro bono volunteers.
Receiving the legal advice they need makes a huge difference to these people's lives, reducing debt, poverty and homelessness, and combating discrimination and injustice. You can see some examples of how individuals, families and communities have been helped here.