Junior lawyers

30 Day Challenge 2021 in aid of Refuge

The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) was delighted to organise the JLD 30 Day Challenge 2021 in aid of charity of the year, Refuge, and to encourage junior lawyers to look after their mental health during what has been a difficult time for everyone.

Muddy dogs in fields taking part in the JLD 30 Day Challenge 2021

We’re pleased to support Refuge, which helps victims of domestic violence to rebuild their lives.

Find out more about Refuge and the work they do

Sunday 31 January 2021 marked the end of the challenge, which saw 26 teams and over 250 participants consisting of junior lawyers, their colleagues, friends and families attempt to walk/run 500 miles in teams of up to 10 participants, within 30 days.

Over 20 teams exceeded the 500 miles target and some teams completed over double this distance with the teams clocking up a combined total of well over 16,000 miles!

We would like to give recognition to Farrer & Co Team 4 who were the first to reach the target of 500 miles and RPC Bristol Team for getting the highest number of miles at the end of the challenge!

The feedback from participants has been incredible with many commenting how much the challenge helped them stay motivated and positive during the winter lockdown.

We hope all the participants enjoyed being out and about and that it helped them connect with friends, families and colleagues at a time when we are unable to see each other in person.

We have raised a fantastic total of over £8,500 including gift aid so far.

We’re overwhelmed with the amount that has been raised and want to say a huge thank you to every single one of our participants and all those who have donated so generously.

The money raised will help many victims of domestic violence to get support and rebuild their lives free from fear.

How to donate to Refuge

The fundraising page will remain open until 20 February 2021 if anyone would like make any further donations to this very worthy cause.

Donate to Refuge via the Virgin Just Giving page


Team name Total miles at the end of week four
RPC Bristol Team 1182.48
Farrer & Co Team 4 1077.87
Farrers First Year Trainees 975.18
Farrer & Co Team 3 915.46
Shauna's Team 855.76
Langleys Team 850.04
The Proclaimers 849.41
Bignell Team 817.80
RPC People Team 810.24
RPC London Team 729.34
Surrey JLD Team 708.10
Kennedys Team 650.00
SA Law Team 2 647.60
Farrer & Co Team 2 634.33
FF Team 611.62
Catherine's Team 561.49
The Peaky Blinders Team 538.45
Beeston Shenton Team 529.42
JLD South London Team 520.28
Mind over Miles Team 518.53
SA Law Team 1 515.59
Caitilin's Team 507.47
Ringrose Law Team 1 363.81
Ringrose Law Team 2 340.33
JLD EC Team 243.01
Buckworths Team 229.28

Get in touch

If any junior lawyers would like to contact the JLD with any suggestions for future fundraising for our annual charity, email juniorlawyers@lawsociety.org.uk.

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