The Lawyer Inquiry: Mark Westaway

Mark Westaway was born in London on 20 March 1952. He is a partner in the entertainment department at City firm Theodore Goddard.

What was your first job?

Getting in the coal.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£1,100 per annum.

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

Househusband or footballer.

Which law could you live without?

All divorce laws of recent memory.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Being interviewed by Ruby Wax about lawyering girlie magazines.

What car do you drive?

An old Mercedes estate.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Michelle Pfeiffer.

Where would you go to eat?

Dinner at The Altnaharrie Inn, Ullapool (only reachable by boat; last boat 6pm).

What's the best thing on TV?

England v Holland (Euro 96), The Simpsons.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Goal! (1966).

What's your most often-worn piece of clothing?

A sackcloth.

What book(s) are you reading at the moment?

Dostoevsky's The Gambler.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Van Morrison's Astral Weeks.

What piece of advice would you give to anyone entering the profession now?

Take tap dancing lessons.

What do you like about yourself?

Handling single parenthood.

What do you hate about yourself?

Yelling at the kids.

Where would you most like to be right now?

In the Altnaharrie Inn with…