'It is a privilege to work for the NHS, never more so than at this very moment.'
11 May 2020
Trainee solicitor, London.
'I never thought I would miss the tube in London or the hustle and bustle of Leeds train station, but I do.'
'Even when a simple question can be answered over email, it is nice to pick up the phone and hear someone’s voice.'
'We have a glass of Prosecco on Teams on Friday at 4pm along with a de-brief about what’s been happening in our own worlds.'
'As a newly qualified solicitor, I was not trained for "unprecedented times". I was not prepared for working completely on my own.'
'Lockdown is an emotional rollercoaster. From worry, through boredom to moments of absolute hilarity.'
27 April 2020
Three decades separate the onset of Alexandra Marks’ and Charlotte Parkinson’s legal careers. What could they possibly have to say to each other? Quite a lot, we discover.
'I hope when all this is over, I do not forget the lessons I am re-learning right now.'
'My routine now includes virtual Friday night DJ sets broadcast from a fellow partner’s garden shed!'
'Seeing my colleague Niall Murphy leaving ICU after contracting Covid-19 was affirming'.
'This is the third lockdown/state of emergency I have lived through. The previous two were quite different.'
'We were a close-knit firm before lockdown, and all the more so now. We ‘meet’ for virtual cinema nights, quizzes, and our children’s kitchen discos.'
'I am working from home in the Lincolnshire countryside where the broadband connection is thankfully as strong as the local community.'
'All you do is chat to people,' says my wife. 'Is that really what you do all day?'
'I think it helps to see a smiling face, when you’re used to being out and about and meeting so many people.'
'I hear about the impact of coronavirus all over the world – in the last few days the Philippines, Dubai, Tanzania and Vietnam.'
'From being the "master of delegation" pre Covid-19, I am now in effect a one-man legal band.'
'I am helping very vulnerable migrants to access accommodation and support at this frightening time.'
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