Lawyers Against LonelinessWorld Cup of Chambers

The semi-finals are here: get voting.

We are maintaining strict neutrality here at The Lawyer so please take our sharing of Outer Temple’s puppy video not as an endorsement of them but as an example of the lengths chambers have been willing to go to in this competition.

Video of the Day

Yes, it’s 90s music SENSATIONS King of Fools who got that close to hitting the big time. But can you spot the future The Lawyer journalist in the band? (Apologies to everyone who has seen this before because we bring it up to literally everyone we meet)

Dog of the Day

From deepest Kent, Andrew Walker QC of Maitland Chambers sends pictures of Nell, the (senior) cocker spaniel; Hector, the (huge) flat coated retriever; and Tilly, the (youngster) flat coated retriever.

Belgian Dog of the Day

From Pierre-Andre Dubois, Of Counsel at Clifford Chance in Brussels. Cleopatra, the Chocolate Labrador, taking it easy.

Quiz of the Day

Another quiz from Angus Walker of BDB Pitmans: can you spot the theme? Answers tomorrow.

  1. A tool for hitting things and extracting nails​
  2. Salad of shredded cabbage and mayonnaise​
  3. First state to ratify the constitution​
  4. Author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover​
  5. Form of fighting involving raids and ambushes by small groups​
  6. Original two-word name of Murray’s sport​
  7. Country whose capital is Lilongwe​
  8. Better-known name of Orinoco Flow by Enya​
  9. This Willie was Margaret Thatcher’s deputy​
  10. Historic capital of Silesia

The Lawyer Listens

Late rapper Mac Miller left a 10-year discography for his fans to enjoy prior to his death in 2018. He grew from a 15-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh to a visionary admired by fellow rappers, musicians and fans alike. In his second-to-last album Swimming, Mac spoke deeply about mental health and heartbreak, among other topics.

Swimming was envisioned to be accompanied by his last, posthumously released album, Circles. In it, we find a continued deep exploration of his feelings. Blue World is arguably the most cheery song in the LP, talking about life’s ups and downs. Its production was handled by Guy Lawrence, one half of UK-based house duo Disclosure. –Ana de Liz

Get involved

Anyone in the legal sector is welcome to contribute to any of the sections of Law Against Loneliness.

Here is how to contribute to a few of the regular features we have run so far.  Everything can be sent to

Video of the day

What we want are individual, personal contributions from lawyers and legal sector professionals working from home. You could be demonstrating a recipe, videoing your daily run, telling a joke, singing us a song, showing off a skill, or just telling us about your day and what you’ve been up to. We are very open to creativity – anything that uplifts or diverts.

What we don’t want is too many firm-branded videos talking about how seamlessly you have transitioned to a new way of working, please.

The Lawyer Listens

Contributors should send us a YouTube link and 100 words about the song in the style of previous entries.

Dog of the day

Self-explanatory. Send us dog pix. Or cats, ponies, rabbits, budgies etc. Don’t forget to let us know their name and give us a line of detail too if you’d like.


Show us life in isolation, either via email, or alternatively Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn posts can be tagged #lawagainstloneliness

Other ideas

We welcome other suggestions to go in these articles.