This is the final issue of RE:, a magazine for everyone in Norton Rose Fulbright around the world and for our friends. Over the past decade many wonderful writers, photographers and artists in the firm have contributed to RE. And many wonderful people have delighted in it and read its pagesand by so doing have helped to shape our culture. RE was set up to do this, to bind us to each other and to keep us always looking out, not in. We have shared our most excellent curiosity about the world we live in and now, in issue 21, we wish to share the stories of our lives, or fragments thereof. We are lesser people without each other.

It is hard to say goodbye, and impossible without saying thank you. To Robbie Pattemore, Ivan Maslarov, Clement Lehembre, Thando Buthelezi, and other great creative (and technical) artists. To Laura Shumiloff, who kept a cool, brilliant, watchful eye on RE through every issue—who did far more than you could ever know. Finally, to my writers.

It has been such a pleasure.

The Editor



Laura Shumiloff—publisher | Nicola Liu—editor | Clement Lehembre—digital



Michelle David, Johannesburg



Ingeborg Alexander

Jeffrey Anderson, London | The historian 

Mark Berry, Dubai | Real science 

Patrick Bracher, Johannesburg | Bookshelf

Keira Brennan, Brisbane | The essay  

Richard Calnan, London | Jurisprudence, Triptych

Ciaran Dachtler, Newcastle | Way of life

Miriam Davies, London | Portfolio

Sacha de Klerk, Toronto | Style

Jo Feldman, Perth | Triptych

Kenneth Gray, London | The kitchen table

Stefan Hagner, Dallas | Stringers

Louise Higginbottom, London | Triptych

Alexandra Howe (Somerset), Paris and London | The poet

Jenny Leslie, London | Playlist

Nicola Liu, London | The guide

Yui Ota-Barclay, Tokyo | The essay  

Attilio PavoneMilan | The moving image 

Andrew Robinson, Durban | Stringers

Bina Shah, London | Eating out 

Abongile Swana, Durban | The essay

Tom Valentine, Calgary | Stringers 

Wang Yi, Beijing | The essay  



Alexander Botashev, London  |  Sacha de Klerk, Toronto  |  Mark Heathcote, London  |  Cyril d'Herbes, Luxembourg  |  Stevens Kounde, Paris  |  Ivan Maslarov, London alumni  |  Allyson Morris, Vancouver   |  Henrietta Scott, London   |  Dianne Somma, New York   |  Tom Valentine, Calgary  |  Christopher Wilson, Vancouver


RE was published twice a year by Norton Rose Fulbright from 2011 to 2022 and is available online and (issues 1 to 16) in print. © Norton Rose Fulbright LLP 2022 Issue 21 published September 2022