What can we learn from #legalaidhero & #notafatcat?

Over the last 24 hours lawyers have been taking to twitter using #legalaidhero & #notafatcat hoping to show the world their human face.

This is also the aim of our current production The Invisible by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, a new play that follows the story of Gail who runs a small Law Centre that is battling to stay open.

So what can we learn from #legalaidhero & #notafatcat?

#legalaidhero highlights the (extra)ordinary things that are done every day by lawyers working in legal aid.

Criminal Defence Solicitor Keima Peyton has been using the hashtag to share thank you letters from clients to whom she has clearly made a massive difference. (Warning: this might make you a bit teary…)

Zoe Gascoyne who is a Partner at Quinn Melville puts it succinctly…

The sacrifices that #legalaidheroes make are really quite breathtaking.

Perhaps none more so than this one(!)

 

Simultaneously running is #notafatcat through which lawyers are trying to get over a very different message.

We have all heard stories of the fat cat lawyers who are only striking to save their enormous salaries. They argue that reality is very different. 

This is really very moving…


 

The Invisible runs at the Bush Theatre until 15 August. Find out more about the play here.

Join the discussion @bushtheatre

RT @bushtheatre: “Monica Dolan is astounding in this engrossing and provocative rumination on the sexualisation of our children. A solid go…
John Hoggarth
@JFHoggarth
17 Feb
Just saw @MonicaDolan’s #TheBeasts at the @bushtheatre very impressive and provocative.will generate lots of debate
kerry ritz
@kerryritz
17 Feb
@JollyAlice @FertilityFest @bushtheatre It’ll be lovely to see you again! I’m speaking Wed and Sat xxx
Jody Day
@gatewaywomen
17 Feb
Hyphen Theatre Co
@HyphenTC
17 Feb
‘The B*easts’ at @bushtheatre - engrossing, important, impressive. Won’t say much more for fear or spoiling things - an hour well spent!
Beatrix SwansonScott
@BSwansonScott
17 Feb