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Overseas-born legal professionals in the UK

Right, listen up because this is important. There must be a bunch of people working in the legal sector who are not UK citizens but are locked down over here in Britain, away from family and loved ones. That must suck.

We have created a LinkedIn group for you. Our intention is to let you join and leave you to it. Hopefully you will be able to connect with people in a similar situation. Our fond hope is that we’ll come back in three months and find a little community going.

80s movie watchalong

Three longtime gurus of legal marketing, Simon Marshall, Helen Burness and Gary Jones have decided to bring together four of their great loves: movies, the 80s, family and Twitter.

What? An 80s movie chosen from a shortlist that we will all watch together from our various points of lockdown

When? 8pm BST this Sunday.

Where? On your sofa.

Who? Bring along your friends and family.

How? Join in the tweet along using the hashtag #80swatchalong

Why didn’t you choose a legal movie? There’s enough law breaking in the movies we’ve selected to be going on with.

Movie announced Friday evening giving you time to dig out your DVDs, VHS, Betamax or download it from Prime Video.

Quiz of the Day

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing, except when it’s in quiz format. It’s a tough one this time round, thanks to Clifford Chance tax partner Dan Neidle: Check back tomorrow for the answers…

The Lawyer Listens

With the majority of the legal market working from home, The Lawyer is curating a playlist of songs to listen to while working from the living room or kitchen.

Lift Off by Tom Misch, Yussef Dayes

Tom Misch features heavily on this playlist because his mellow-jazzy beats are the perfect accompaniment to time spent working at home. This song was released last month, in anticipation of Misch’s latest album, which is out in April.

‘What Kinda Music’ is an astonishing collaboration between two very different artists. Moving through sleek electronica avant-garde jazz and old school hip-hop, Misch and Dayes will take you on a journey that is surprising and spontaneous. -Amar Mehta

Got a track you want to recommend? Email us here.

Dog of the Day

Bertie is bemused by the lack of secondary legislation on AGMs. Thanks to Shakespeare Martineau partner Catherine Moss for this one.

PS. Yes we know but it’s too late to change it now.

Kids’ challenge

Mishcon de Reya associate Suzi Sendama‘s daughter Siena (3) has risen to the challenge of drawing her hard at work.

Yesterday’s quiz answers

Theme: The Secret Barrister’s power ballads

  1. I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) by Meat Loaf
  2. More Than A Feeling by Boston
  3. Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
  4. (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight by Cutting Crew
  5. Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
  6. It Must Have Been Love by Roxette
  7. Can’t Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon
  8. It’s All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion
  9. Africa by Toto
  10. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by (Jefferson) Starship

Get involved

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

We want videos, photos, art, quizzes, music, recipes, dogs – and clever ideas for new daily features we haven’t thought of. Creativity is welcome.

Contributions can be law or mental heath/wellbeing-related, but they don’t have to be: the main requirement is they should distract and uplift people as they take five minutes out of their day.

All contributions can be emailed to us here – thank you! (On social media, use the hashtag #lawagainstloneliness and we’ll find it too.)

What we don’t want is lengthy text submissions, as there isn’t space to publish them in this article (although links to interesting articles published elsewhere are welcome). We also don’t want stuff that is too self- or firm-promotional, though we’re not averse to plugging the occasional good cause.