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Ben Daniels was born in 1971 in Lincoln. He is a solicitor at Bevan Ashford in Bristol.What was your first job?Delivery driver.What was your first-ever salary as a lawyer?Less than that earned as a delivery driver.What would you have done if you hadn't been a lawyer?Lincoln City FC mascot - dressing up as the Lincoln imp and dancing on the touchline every time Lincoln got a corner.What was your most satisfying professional moment?Qualification.What was your most embarrassing professional moment?Reading my supervising partner's (Tom Ellis) entry in The Lawyer's Inquiry column.What do you least like about being a lawyer?Friends asking if you can do their conveyancing/draft their will/help them avoid paying a parking fine.And the best thing about being a lawyer?The fact that you can't coast - you feel challenged every day.Who do you most admire and why?Richard Branson - for not being afraid of his money: he uses it to test himself and to enjoy himself.Which famous person or historical figure would be your ideal client, and why?The Sultan of Brunei - he wouldn't ask for a bill narrative.What character do you most resemble in Ally McBeal and why?I'm more of a Fish than a Biscuit.What is your most annoying habit?Pulling off my toenails.How do you relax?Hang around Clifton on a Saturday - massive lunch, too much wine - fall asleep until Final Score on Grandstand.What is your most precious possession?My Puma (car - not animal).Where would you like to be right now?The Nou Camp, Barcelona.In ten years' time, where do you see yourself?Being even more of a Fish than a Biscuit.What subject(s) did you fail at school?Metalwork, and some connected subject that seemed to involve making plastic key-rings.What annoys you most about clients?They all call at once - they must be in league.What is your biggest fear?Public flogging.
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