Lawyers Against Loneliness

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Laure Latham, marketing and CSR manager at Obelisk, writes: “I usually blog about legal leaders and flexible lawyering but once a year, I spend a few weeks researching the best candidates for our list of lawyers who do good. This year, I included lawyers who fight for the rule of law as the Covid-19 crisis has certainly started to shake some pillars of democracy. ”

Dog of the Day

“This is Harley. She is a Cavador,” says Tom Guida of Clintons, in commendably concise style for a lawyer.

Meanwhile, Simone Tudor, GC at Homebase, shares a photo of her cat, Cinnamon. “She has discovered she can multi task by sitting on the WiFi router… she stays warm and guards the hand sanitizer!”

Recipe of the Day

Once again RPC managing partner James Miller brings us a recipe that can be made with only store cupboard/basic ingredients.

No Carb Quiche

Equipment needed: Frying pan that can also go under the grill

Ingredients (for two people): 5 eggs (beaten – season with black pepper and salt (not too much salt if using salty cured meat) | 25g butter | 1 large sliced onion (red or white) | 250g chopped Chorizo or salami.Any cooked meat will do including spam (for vegetarians chopped red and green pepper, one of each) | 50g chopped tomatoes | 100g grated cheese (or cheese slices) | For those with access to it – large handful of chopped basil (optional)

Method

  • Melt butter in frying pan.  Add onion and cook for 5 mins until soft.  Don’t let it burn.
  • Turn Grill on so it’s hot
  • Add chopped chorizo or peppers and chopped tomatoes and cook over medium heat for further 5 – 10 minutes.  Keep stirring to prevent burning
  • Pour in beaten eggs and stir gently.
  • Once the egg mixture starts to harden around the edges
  • Place frying pan under grill until the top and centre of the quiche hardens
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese and optional basil
  • Once cheese is melted remove from grill – slice and serve

The Lawyer Listens

The 1972 song Vincent by Don McLean has been covered many, many times: why wouldn’t it be? It is a beautiful rendition to an artist misunderstood throughout his life, yet loved after his passing. It blends a soothing sound with deeply heartfelt lyrics.

This cover is by London-born singer and songwriter Lianne La Havas, the song being part of the soundtrack of the animated movie Loving Vincent. Her voice is just as smooth as McLean’s, and with the blend of the emotional lyrics, makes it a beautiful rendition to the original song. –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 richard.simmons@thelawyer.com.

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.

Pictures

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.