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SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon, managing partner Rob Day and KWM global managing partner Stuart Fuller answer a few personal questions.
What was your first ever job?
SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon: Tour guide in Europe.
King & Wood Mallesons global managing partner Stuart Fuller: Electoral registration officer in the Australian government.
SJ Berwin managing partner Rob Day: Saturday retail assistant in a British home store.
Where is the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office?
Kon: Stanley’s [in-house cafe].
Fuller: The tea room.
Day: Any trainee or The Banker where the trainees hang out.
Day, Kon and Fuller
What time do you usually leave the office?
Kon: Any time between 8pm to 4am.
Fuller: I try to leave the office by 9pm but I also work from home.
Day: Usually late, similar to Stephen – any time between 8pm to 4am.
What do you do at weekends?
Kon: A combination of theatre, football and horse racing.
Day: There is a raft of things I like to do at weekends, but my favourite is sailing.
What’s your favourite cocktail?
Kon: Gin and tonic.
If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?
Kon: Jazz singer.
Fuller: A pilot.
What is your favourite film?
Fuller: The Hunt for Red October.
Day: I like so many movies but if I have to choose one I will plump for Local Hero.
What’s the toughest thing about your job?
Kon, Fuller and Day unanimously: Being the person who has to say no.
What car do you drive?
Kon: A Toyota Hybrid car.
Fuller: I live in Hong Kong, and I use MTR [the local tube], so I don’t need a car.
Day: A Range Rover, but I am more interested in motor bikes and I have a Yamaha R1.
What is the worst partner conference location you’ve attended and why?
Kon and Day: The 2002/03 conference in Langham Hilton Hotel, because, Day said, “it was at the depth of the 2002/03 recession, pouring with rain, the normally weekend away being packed into a single day in London and everyone was feeling thoroughly miserable”
Fuller: Any conference that is held in Canberra, just because it is Canberra.
Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with and why?
Kon: A journalist from The Lawyer.
Day: Any politician.
Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself (in any order)…
Kon: I support Watford Football Club, I support England in cricket, and I expect Australia to win the next test.
Fuller: I sleep with my blackberry, I am good at karaoke, my nickname at school was Benny Hill.
Day: I was once asked to rescue a whale in the river Thames, I used to work in a fork lift truck company, and I raced in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race.