Lawyers are famously loath to talk politics – publicly, anyway; the stakes are too high, the risks too great. In today’s profoundly politicised world, nothing ends a friendship quite like divergent party politics. And the last thing any lawyer with a 2,000-billable-hours target wants to do is upset a client, much less alienate them.

But 2021, as we know, has been a year like no other. When back in January an army of purported Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building, once immutably neutral law firms sputtered onto the political scene, unable to contain their anger at what they felt was an egregious assault on the rule of law.