Coronavirus survey results
In case you missed it, here are the results of the coronavirus survey we ran at the start of lockdown. Thank you to all who participated and filled in the (admittedly long) questionnaire.
World Cup of Chambers
The quarter finals are here. Will Yoshi the psychic chambers cat‘s predictions prove true? Will more chambers left out of the competition accuse us of corruption? Will we think up a prize in time for the final? All these questions and more will be answered. Get voting.
The #WorldCupofChambers QUARTER FINAL 1 pits @39EssexChambers against @PumpCourt Chambers.
— The Lawyer (@TheLawyermag) May 6, 2020
Yoshi is currently contemplating a rather knotty legal issue but promises to hand down his predictions shortly … #WorldCupofChambers @TheLawyermag #ChambersCat https://t.co/C8tRh1BQUM pic.twitter.com/5JM73kPoS9
— Zoey White (@WhiteZoey) May 6, 2020
Quiz of the Day
BDB Pitmans partner Angus Walker sends us this quiz. The sound file below features 10 song lines that refer to lawyers; can you identify the singers in each case? Answers tomorrow.
Video of the Day
“I’m not a lawyer but work in legal recruitment (booooo), so not sure if I’m able to submit a video,” Josh Blake of Montresor Legal writes, “but I made one for some friends and thought I’d share with you in case it could lift a few peoples’ moods.”
Dog of the Day
“This is Alfie, one of my three dogs,” writes Michelle Landy of Springhouse Solicitors. “He is a Romanian street dog that I rescued several years ago and he has been ‘assisting me’ in these troubling times by keeping me company in my home office. I would love it if he could be featured with his ‘pet’ otter.”
Double dog of the Day
“Tilly, a 10-year old border terrier who lives in Wimbledon was disappointed to hear that the tennis has been cancelled,” says Beverley Barton of Thomson Reuters. “She has packed away her bandana for this year, but knows that, together, we will get through this, and we will enjoy the tennis even more next year! In the meantime, she will keep working on her ball skills. Stay strong and keep well everyone.”
Last Friday’s quiz answers
Sorry we forgot to provide these on Monday; there’s a lot going on, all right? We could use a few more quizzes actually: crank up those brains…
- Sachin Tendulker
- Simone Biles
- Sunil Gavaskar
- Jessica Ennis-Hill
- Kevin McBride
The Lawyer Listens
Tidal Wave by Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes –
Tom Misch has featured on The Lawyer Listens before and here he is again alongside Yussef Dayes. The second album from Misch – which was released last month – the London-based musician and producer, put together What Kinda Music. It is an expansive and fruitful collaboration with drummer Yussef Dayes, one that brings out the best in each other.
Tidal Wave is where the duo really meet in the middle and create something incredible. What begins as a dominant lead by Yussef Days is quickly matched by Misch’s pointed vocals. It’s laid-back, stripped-back, fresh and authentic. This song undoubtedly combines the best of each musician. –Amar Mehta
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 email@example.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.
Show us life in isolation, either via email, or alternatively Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn posts can be tagged #lawagainstloneliness
We welcome other suggestions to go in these articles.