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.

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