THE (NOT SO) LONELY LITIGATOR’S CLUB: OUR THIRTY FOUNDING MEMBERS: WHERE WILL THE CLUB GO FROM HERE?
We now have thirty founding members of The (not so) Lonely Litigator’s Club. I started the club in the hope that it would give some people some support during lockdown by seeing how other lawyers are coping whilst working at home. We have had a wide range of people, solicitors of all seniority from managing partners to the newly qualified ; the head of a law centre; a QC; two junior barristers (including one from Ireland); a pupil and a trainee solicitor; a law lecturer and a law student; a barrister’s clerk; a solicitor on furlough. We have members in Scotland and Wales. There are two (anonymous) District Judges who are members. There have been commercial lawyers and housing lawyers. We have had a solicitor who suffered from COVID and was given a 50% chance of survival. We had contributions from those who were highly experienced in remote working to those who were learning about, and struggling with, technology for the first time. We completed the founding members with a solicitor who has dealt with the problems of closing down a practice in the middle of the pandemic whilst under palliative care for stomach cancer. We, undoubtedly, are not diverse enough yet, but we have made a start.
WHERE WILL THE CLUB GO FROM HERE?
This is not the end of the series but a beginning. I know the pandemic is still on but it is probably time to move beyond the lockdown questions to embrace wider issues and questions. Details will follow…
THE CLUB CONSTITUTION
People have asked me about the Constitution. The one rule the Club has is that the Constitution cannot be written down. That gives me the problem of remembering it all. On the other hand it gives rise to a large degree of flexibility….
OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS
Just to say thank you to all those who have contributed to date. The process of answering questions is harder, and takes more time, than you would think.