The Lawyer Inquiry: Nicola Mumford

Nicola Mumford was born in Wegberg, Germany in 1960. Nicola is a partner in the dispute resolution group at Wragge & Co.

What was your first job?

Security guard at Savoy Taylors Guild.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£50 per week.

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

Interior designer.

Which law could you live without?

Personally speaking Section 89 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Telling the operator trying to put a client through why I did not want to speak to the client, only to find she had already put the client through.

What car do you drive?

Porsche 944 S2.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Pierce Brosnan.

Where would you go to eat?

The oyster bar at New York Grand Central Station.

What's the best thing on TV?

Jonathan Creek and Ally McBeal.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Thelma and Louise.

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

Banana Republic grey trouser suit.

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

Andre Brinch – Imaginings of Sand.

What is you all-time favourite record?

Bruma by Javier Rojas.

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

"Buckle up it's going to be a bumpy ride!" and "Knowledge of the law comes further down the list of vital skills than you think!"

What do you like about yourself?

Managing to keep a sense of perspective.

What do you hate about yourself?

Naturally disorganised.

Where would you like to be right now?

The oyster bar at Grand Central Station with Pierce Brosnan.