Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In


Legal Industry News

Kirwans boss to walk Great Wall of China for Maggies

Kirwans boss to walk Great Wall of China for Maggies

"Walking the Great Wall of China is nothing compared to the challenge of facing your own or a loved ones cancer diagnosis. Thats why I am so passionate about supporting Maggies."
Claire Currie, Managing Partner, Kirwans law firm

A Wirral solicitor is preparing to walk along the Great Wall of China to raise money for cancer care organisation Maggie’s.

Claire Currie, managing partner of Kirwans law firm, is hoping to raise at least £3,000 for the charity, which provides support, information and practical advice to anyone who has been affected by cancer.

Now the mum-of-two is embarking on regular training sessions in order to take on the seven-day challenge with her sister, Helen Gibbs, in October.

It costs £590,000 every year to keep a Maggie’s centre open, and the funds raised during the expedition will go towards their vital work.

Claire said: “With millions of steps and uneven, broken areas of the wall to navigate, it’s fair to say that walking the Great Wall of China will be a huge challenge on my already broken knees.

“But that challenge is nothing compared to the challenge of facing your own or a loved one’s cancer diagnosis. That’s why I am so passionate about supporting Maggie’s.

“It is so hard to describe just how extensive the support is that the centre gives, but it is a lifeline for so many people. Offering everything from support groups to practical help on topics such as make-up, wigs, knitting and wills, Maggie’s is a lifeline for so many people facing the most difficult period of their lives.

“Equally as important is the cake, cuppa and chat that’s always on offer too.

“This is an exciting year for Maggie’s Merseyside as they have outgrown their Wirral centre and are in the process of building a new one on the current grounds.

“I am very privileged to run the wills clinics for the centre, and I have never met such an amazing group of people. They are totally dedicated to helping others, which is why I am so keen to help raise money for them.”

This is the second year running that Claire has taken on a challenge for Maggie’s; last year she took part in Strictly Maggie’s at the Titanic hotel, which saw 16 participants pair up with professional dancers to compete for the chance to win the Strictly crown under the watchful eye of celebrity guest Shirley Ballas, who was in attendance.

To donate, go to JustGiving.com and search for Claire Currie.


Legal Business News - Celsus Group sources medical talent and services to both the public and private healthcare sectors including primary care providers, NHS hospitals and local authorities and is also one of the UK s leading providers of locum GPs. Celsus Group will be one of the latest additions to Sullivan Street s portfolio.

Gateley Legal advises on the sale of Celsus Group to Sullivan Street Partners

Legal Business News - FBC Manby Bowdler, which has a dedicated team of legal experts that support manufacturers, will be part of the Backing Britain Live 2020 event in August that is being organised by the Made in Group.

Law firm signs up for virtual manufacturing event

Legal Business News - The head of the family law department at Bromleys Solicitors has been promoted. Keith Bull, who joined the Tameside practice in 2018, has become a senior associate.

Promotion for head of family law at Bromleys Solicitors

Legal Business News - Jonathan joins as a Director, specialising in corporate and commercial legal work for SME clients, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He has 20 years worth of high calibre business and management experience, including 12 years as a Partner and Head of Department at a top-tier regional law firm in Kent.

Leonard Curtis Legal makes key London hire

Legal Business News - A partner at a Midlands law firm is in the running for a national award which celebrates the achievements and innovations of women across all areas of legal practice.

Family lawyer shortlisted for national award

Legal Business News - The Guildford office of Gateley Legal has advised Inland Homes on the acquisition of a 36.7-acre Cavalry Barracks site in Hounslow, London. The 600m scheme is Inland Homes largest deal to date, with plans to transform the military barracks into a residential-led mixed use development of over 1,000 homes.

Gateley Legal advises on deal to bring 1,000 new homes to Hounslow