Let me start with the elephant in the room. As a middle aged white man I have had a privileged career some of which is a direct result of my gender. For most of that time I don’t think I really appreciated that. I qualified just before the number of women entering the solicitor’s profession exceeded the number of men. My perception was that, in the places where I worked, men and women were treated equally. Job done.
When you cast your mind back to last summer, you may have hazy memories of enjoying an aperol spritz during the heat wave, listening to Lewis Capaldi on every radio station, or your attempts to desperately avoid buying plastic bottles and single use cups.