Lawyers Against LonelinessCat of the Day

Our editor has views on journalistic self-congratulation and will probably hate this but she doesn’t run this blog so sucks to be her.

It’s 20 YEARS today since she took over as editor and we couldn’t let a moment like that pass unremarked, especially when we have a ‘lighter side of law’-type blog on the go.

We’ll spare you the ‘life in the newsroom’ anecdotes – they’re all unrepeatable anyway – but if you have any stories of your own the comments section is right below…

The Lawyer Listens

Well, it has to be the song that was number 1 on that fateful day, 8 June 2000…

Poll of the Day

Dog of the Day

Andrew Sharpe, IT Application Engineer at Hogan Lovells writes: “On the theme of cats and odd places, please find attached pictures of Jess in a colander and Rex. E. Puss in the bidet.”

And Claire Betty of John Lewis sends us photos of her cat Ace. “He’s quite unusual.”

Video of the Day

DLA Piper partner Bryony Widdup and The Lawyer columnist Luan de Burgh return with a second video; this time a flute duet. 

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.