Lawyers Against LonelinessWorld Cup of Chambers

The phrase ‘What have we spawned?’ springs to mind.

There’s still time to vote in the final two ties of the quarter-finals. Only the quarter-finals, mark you – and yet here are a few of the tactics the competing chambers have resorted to in order to win votes.

1. Calling upon law firms

2. Calling on children

3. Calling upon God

4. Weaponising animals

5. Memes

6. Whatever this is

7. Poetry

Fair play to all eight quarter-finalists for entering into the spirit of things and getting so creative!

Video of the Day

A few days ago, a friend of Dentons associate Joshua Fox posted a video of him playing the piano with his baby son Leo. It has subsequently gone viral and was even featured on ITV’s Good Morning Britain earlier this week. Josh often plays the piano with Leo as he has always enjoyed music, and it’s been a great source of fun given the current lockdown.

Scottish dog of the Day

Mhairi Elliott, a legal development coordinator at Akin Gump, writes: “Attached is a picture of one of our neighbours enjoying some evening sunshine here in the Highlands (a safe distance is recommended at all times, not just during a pandemic).”

Singaporean Dog of the Day

This is Sandy the cockapoo, “who is enjoying having all the family at home all the time,” says Sapna Jhangiani QC, a partner in Clyde & Co‘s Singapore office. “Her favourite pastime is pretending that she is a guard dog. Unfortunately for her, she looks like a mix between Paddington the Bear and a soft cuddly toy, and no-one finds her remotely scary. This is a picture of her on full alert, about to engage in a barking battle with an unsuspecting passer-by and their dog. She does this with alarming frequency throughout the day, which can cause some embarrassment during conference calls. On the whole, however, she provides companionship and distraction which are most welcome during the lockdown!”

Yesterday’s quiz answers

Theme: Lawyer songs

  1. Sam Smith
  2. Plan B (Ben Drew)
  3. Amy Winehouse
  4. Clash (Joe Strummer)
  5. Bobby McFerrin
  6. Kanye West
  7. Ian Dury
  8. Morrissey
  9. Marilyn Monroe
  10. Elton John

The Lawyer Listens

South African producer Kid Fonque is one of the reference artists in the country, well-known for his label Stay True Sounds, which houses the best artists and up-and-coming producers in the diverse Soth African house and electronic music scene.

In love talks about a special type of love, that of music. The song we bring you is a remix by Thorne Miller, another South African producer, giving the tune a melodic, relaxing, Afrobeats sound. It’s perfect for the end of a long day with a sunset in the background. –Ana de Liz

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.