Lawyers Against LonelinessPoll of the Day

Webcast

Later this week we will be running a webcast entitled Mind Your Head: What I wish I’d known about Anxiety, Depression and Wellbeing. It will be hosted by Andrew Wells, an associate at Herbert Smith Freehills.

He’ll talk about his own personal experiences of mental ill health, how he recovered and what he has learned from his experiences.

You will be able to register shortly but if you want to leave questions for Andrew to address at the end of his talk, please leave them anonymously here.

Podcast of the Day

Hip Hop Saved My Life

Romesh Ranganathan is know for his comedy and love for hip hop – he has been spotted at numerous gigs and is a self-confessed hip hop fanatic, dating back to his childhood. His podcast is excellent, and if you can pretty much all of the episodes are worth a listen. This 2019 episode features former footballer-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp, who is known to duet alongside John Barnes to Rappers Delight by The Sugerhill Gang.

In this episode Redknapp and Romesh take listeners through the favourite things about Hip Hop but also the things they hate. The duo have chemistry – whether it’s on-screen (during A League of Their Own) or in a podcast – and this episode is both parts hilarious and informative.

Dog of the Day

Aww, lawyery couple! Marie Bourke of Russell Cooke and Peter Minnikin from McCormicks write: “Attached are pictures of our springer spaniel, Maverick, who is keeping us sane during lockdown.  When he is not off chasing rabbits, Maverick likes to help out and do a bit of pro bone-o work.”

And Lamb Chambers chief executive Mark Rowlands writes: “This is my dog Digby… he keeps himself busy during lockdown watching reruns of Crufts”

The Lawyer Listens

AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove

Ladbroke Grove is a homage to old school UK garage. AJ seems at home rapping on a retro two-step garage bead, enriched by a low, helium-voiced hook that butts against the party-starting lyrics – as he is performing over an opening brace of tracks that are sparse and understated. Backed up with the wonderful Jorja Smith – this song would usually be heard at festivals or raves, we will have to concede to listening in our studies, kitchens and living rooms.

The critically-aclaimed album, which was released last year, is just a snapshot of the West Londoners artisty – traversing across UK Garage, rap, drill and grime. He has an arruer of self-assurance and self expression about his – the album features a picture of AJ Tracey cradling a baby goat – but he hasn’t forgotten his roots, some of which lie in UK garage.

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.