Star Anise Group x Hong Kong Legal Walk: Charitable Walk 2022

by Press Team in News & Press

DatePosted on November 07, 2022 at 04:49 PM
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Team members stretch their muscles for Hong Kong's inaugural Legal Walk — Autumn 2022

Hong Kong | Guest co-contribution from Nathanael Hon, student intern at English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong.

Employees of Hong Kong-based legal talent consulting group, Star Anise, recently completed the Walker Trail as part of the Hong Kong Legal Walk 2022, taking in breathtaking city views along Hong Kong's harbour from Taikoo Place to the Central Harborfront Wheel on a beautiful Autumn's Day.

Clocking in a total of 9.36 kilometers measured with the help of the Strava App, the team raised over HK$5,000.00 for the campaign by the time they completed their walk on Friday 28 October 2022. The event enabled several new joiners to get to know their colleagues in a more relaxed setting, made even more fun with the Halloween festive decor along the way.

“The walk from Quarry Bay to Central was a fun experience with all my colleagues, with quite a number of photo shoot opportunities in between. It was more special as the walk was for a good cause! I thoroughly enjoyed it!” said Swati Karanjai, researcher in the in-house legal team. 

Yuzu Recruitment Manager, Sybil Yang said, "Whilst we have a lot of wellbeing initiatives that we participate in, they are mainly office based, like our weekly yoga sessions. The Legal Walk was a fantastic way to grab some fresh air for the afternoon with my colleagues. As it's a common cause among the legal community, I'm looking forward to sharing our experiences with the wider audience of participants!"

“It was great getting to know some of my colleagues in a different way, and the view the entire time was amazing!”, added researcher Jackson Chan. 

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About Hong Kong Legal Walk

The months of October and November 2022 saw the inaugural Hong Kong Legal Walk campaign whereby participants (individually, or as a group) could choose to walk along one of three pre-determined routes of varying lengths and difficulties (respectively 7.5km, 12.5km and 25km) in aid of this year's designated charitable causes. Participants were able to share the results of their walk on social media, thereby spreading awareness and gathering wider attention of this movement.

The aim of the movement is to unite people and organisations working in the Hong Kong legal sector to raise a target of HK$1m in aid of four designated domestic charities: the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, Changing Lives Foundation, Association for the Rights of Industrial Accidents Victims, and HELP for Domestic Workers. As at early November 2022, a total of HK$600,000.00 has been raised.

Legal Walk Origins — London

The event has its origins from the London Legal Walk, a similar event organized by The London Legal Support Trust which involves the legal community in the City of London and raised almost £900,000 for various charitable causes in its first campaign. In 2022 the London Legal Walk raised over £718,000 with over 800 teams and 12,000 walkers participating. 

The event inspired an experienced business developer in the legal field, Jonathan Bell, to launch the Hong Kong Legal Walk in conjunction with the Hong Kong Bar Association (HKBA) in 2020. However, the ongoing covid restrictions caused ongoing delays until its actual launch in March 2022. Despite this setback, the campaign garnered signatories from over sixty organisations in the legal sector and its ancillary services, with further support from Court of Final Appeal judges, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury. Both distinguished judges are former presidents of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and currently sit as Non-Permanent Judges of the Court of Final Appeal. 

About the Star Anise Group

The Star Anise Group is a leading HR consultancy group to the legal and compliance professions comprising Star Anise Legal (legal and compliance recruitment), Yuzu (flexible law, legal managed services and temporary back-office personnel) and Star Anise Leadership & Training (SALT), a soft-skills based and technical training and coaching service for the legal and professional industry.

Founded by two former practising Big Law lawyers, since 2010 we have grown into one of the most trusted and reliable names in the legal and compliance recruitment and training fields, acting for major international law firms, conglomerates, banking and financial institutions, listed companies, regulatory bodies and multi-national companies.

With expert knowledge of the legal talent market in Hong Kong, the Star Anise Group offers a full spectrum of talent recruitment as well as learning and development of qualified lawyers and skilled professionals at all levels connected to the legal industry, ranging from law firm partners and associates, general counsels, heads of legal and other in-house counsels, CCOs, CFOs and compliance professionals, company secretaries, and business services staff.

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Images of the Day

Team gathering before the walk

Heading to the start of the walk in Quarry Bay

The team at the start of the walk

A good time for a social catch-up!

Passing by landmarks along the way

Incredible views along the harbourside

The Star Anise ready for action!

The contrast between small fishing boat and luxury boat typifies the dynamics of Hong Kong

The imaginatively named Central Wanchai east west vent shaft - an air purification system for the eastern tunnel sucks pollutants from the east-west corridor bypass, the largest air purifier in the world!

Meeting supporters along the way!

Breathtaking views along the water

A final team photo near the finish line!

The team at the finishing line!

Our final result - not including our walk from Quarry Bay MTR to the start!


Hong Kong Legal Walk: 

The London Legal Support Trust: 

Charities supported: 

1) Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims Limited— 

Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims (ARIAV) is an organization comprising people injured at work, family members of deceased employees in industrial accidents and people suffering from occupational diseases.

2) Changing Young Lives — 

Changing Young Lives Foundation is a HK-based charity dedicated to inspiring the under-resourced children and marginalized youth in Hong Kong and the Mainland to live their life to the fullest by providing free educational and empowerment programs to them.

3) HELP for domestic workers —

HELP For Domestic Workers provides free advice and assistance on employment, immigration and human rights issues to domestic workers in Hong Kong.

4) Cancer Fund, Hong Kong — 

The Hong Kong Cancer Fund is Hong Kong’s largest cancer support organisation, providing free information and professional support to anyone living with or affected by cancer. With services spanning from the hospital to the community and the home their vision is to ensure no one faces cancer alone.

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