Lawyers Against LonelinessPoll of the Day

Picture of the Day

Fladgate corporate partner Graham Spitz was completely taken in by his team thinking he was joining a client meeting – instead they had organised a surprised virtual birthday party to celebrate his 50th birthday!

Jealous dogs of the day

“I saw my colleague Ed Fitzgerald’s contribution to Dog of the Day, and thought I’d up the stakes with Bella at work on AML training,” writes RPC partner Jonathan Crompton. “If you prefer something a little more in focus, her Instagram account (yes, she has more followers than I do) has a much more attractive photo of her after just being bathed…”

Meanwhile, says Penningtons Manches Cooper‘s Natasha Bowyer Irvine, “my miniature dachshund Tilly spotted my colleague Georgina’s sausage dog Gus in the blog last week and asked me if I could try and get her included, too. Here she is posing with a dictionary of law and dreaming of post-lockdown adventures!”

The Lawyer Listens

Freshlyground is a South African band which you’ll perhaps recognise because they sang Waka Waka alongside Shakira on the memorable 2010 World Cup anthem. Nevertheless, the band have had many hits over the years.

Pot Belly is one of those beautiful songs, which exudes positivity, desperately needed for many of us these days. It tells us, as does the video, that no matter our perceived flaws and differences, we can all give, and are deserving of, love.

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.