The Lawyer Inquiry: Ian Rosenblatt

Ian Rosenblatt was born in Liverpool in 1959. He is senior partner at Rosenblatt.

What subject(s) did you fail at school?

Maths.

What was your first job?

Working in my uncle's carpet warehouse.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£9,500 pa.

What would you have done if you hadn't been a lawyer?

If I had any talent, an opera singer.

What was your most satisfying professional moment?

My firm's 10th anniversary.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

My firm's 10th anniversary.

What do you least like about being a lawyer?

Everything.

And the best thing about being a lawyer?

Nothing.

What annoys you most about clients?

Everything.

Who do you most admire, and why?

My eldest son Ben, aged 14, who can convince me that he really is working hard at school when all he wants to do is pursue a career as a goalkeeper.

Which famous person or historical figure would be your ideal client, and why?

John Inman, so that when he says: "I'm free," I can say: "I'm not."

What is your most annoying habit?

Smoking.

What is your biggest fear?

Smoking.

How do you relax?

Smoking.

What's your most precious possession?

That's a secret.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Anywhere else.

In 10 years' time where do you see yourself?

Where I am now, unfortunately.

To take part in the Inquiry call Jemma Pearson on 0171 970 467