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Gary Philpott has recently become a partner in the Property Services Department of Bristol-based firm Veale Wasbrough. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and an Associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation.
What was your first job?
Electrical Goods Salesman (Saturdays only)
What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?
£2,750 per annum.
What would you have done if you hadn't become a lawyer?
Electrician, plumber, vet or sex symbol (failed).
Which law could you live without?
Tax, but only excepting myself.
What car do you drive?
Mini, with go-faster stripes.
Who inspires you?
God, if and when I see him.
What's the best thing on TV?
The "on" button and the adverts.
Which movie do you wish that you had appeared in?
'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'.
What makes you seethe?
All the cars that overtake me.
What's your most often-worn piece of clothing?
What in your opinion is the worst piece of architecture?
What book(s) are you reading at the moment?
'Emmet on Title' - the plot's a bit patchy.
What is your all-time favourite record?
Incy Wincy Spider (not available on CD.)
What piece of advice would you give to anyone entering the profession now?
"There are three things you need to know about being a lawyer..."