Lawyers Against LonelinessPoll of the Day

Don’t know why we didn’t do this before. Email us if there’s a question you’d like the profession to answer.

Quiz of the Day

Theme: Geography. Answers tomorrow.

  1. The world’s shortest international border runs just 150m long and connects Zambia with which other country?
  2. Which landlocked country has the largest Navy?
  3. Which city holds the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India?
  4. Which country claims to hold the largest beer festival outside of Germany?
  5. In which city and country was the Caesar Salad invented?
  6. Who was charged with overseeing the transition of British Indian to independent Indian in the 1940s?
  7. Which country park surrounds The Village Of Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire?
  8. Which African country has the highest rate of twin births?
  9. Which two countries in Africa were the only ones not to be colonised by European powers?
  10. True or False? You can fit the entire world’s population in Los Angeles.

Video of the Day

Take some time out of your day to reflect on 10 questions posed by our regular contributor to The Lawyer’s career clinic, Jamie Butler

By the way, email us if you have a Covid-related career conundrum for our career clinic experts to help with. All questions will be treated anonymously.

Dog of the day

From Chris Cayley of legal recruiter Cayley Coughtrie: “Here’s our golden retriever, Schuyler (named after the sisters in Hamilton not the Breaking Bad character!). She’s got her blanket.”

The Lawyer Listens

Song to Sing When I’m Lonely, by John Frusciante

Government Legal Department trainee Luke Baxter writes: When Shadows Collide with People, the 2004 solo album from prodigal Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist John Frusciante offers something a little different to the funk inspired rock for which he has become famous. The album demonstrates Frusciante’s formidable ability as a guitarist and his range as a songwriter through songs such as the frenetic ode to fame “Second Walk” or the grungy, brooding opener “Carvel”.

However, it’s the 11th track “Song to Sing When I’m Lonely” which stands out. The heavily synthesised intro gives way to a laid back, guitar driven track and offers an insight into the often heavy introspection that can accompany periods of loneliness yet accompanied by an unshakeable optimism.

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.