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What is the most unusual Christmas present that you have received from a colleague? Last Christmas I received four cans of Stella and a tin of Lynx from Secret Santa, not sure what he/she was trying to tell me!
Robert Powell Firm:CMS Cameron McKenna Position: CSR Officer Lives: Stoke Newington, London
What time do you start work each day?
I run in at 7.30am so in the office for 8am.
What’s the dullest task you’ve ever been given?
I’m not a great fan of invoices I must admit.
How much time do you spend on Facebook each week?
Not that much, I check it first thing in the morning so around 30 minutes a week I guess.
What is the most unusual Christmas present that you have received from a colleague?
Last Christmas I received four cans of Stella and a tin of Lynx from Secret Santa, not sure what he/she was trying to tell me!
What are the best perks of your role?
Working with fantastic, brilliant people at a great firm. The job is challenging, allows me to be creative and is very busy, just the way I like it.
What do you wear on dress-down Fridays?
Jeans and t-shirt
What’s the strangest thing you’ve been asked to do at work?
I dressed up as an elf and presented to the partners at their Christmas lunch. Also, the comms team and I completed a biathalon in our staff canteen to raise money for MacMillan, there’s definitely been plenty of moments.
What is the most irritating habit of any partner you’ve worked for?
I probably irritate the partners more with my constant requests for pro bono/volunteering involvement.
How do you unwind after the end of a hard week?
I either create/perform music, run, go fell walking or hang out in Stoke Newington.
Do you see your colleagues on weekends?
Have you ever fallen in love at work? (If so, please provide details).
I have, with the roast potatoes in our staff canteen - amazing.
If you were a lawyer what would your practice area be and why?
Corporate as they always seem busy.
Which is the best practice group for gossip and why?
My communications team love a good gossip, but then they are all women after all.
Given the chance, which overseas office would you work in?
Prague, beautiful office and beautiful people.
What do you eat for lunch?
Normally soup and some form of carbs.
Is your salary (in thousands) greater than your age?
What items do you always carry around with you at work?