The Lawyer Inquiry: Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson was born in Staffordshire in 1973. She works as a trainee solicitor at Hammond Suddards, and spends time in its Leeds, London and Manchester offices.

What was your first job?

Pears baby.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£15,500 and a nice little house in Leeds.

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

Become a Bond girl.

Which law could you live without?

Mothers in law.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Being spotted by a client in C&A.

What car do you drive?

Why would you want to drive an accessory?

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

The Sultan of Brunei.

Where would you go to eat?

His place.

What's the best thing on TV?

The Diet Coke adverts.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Four Weddings and a Funeral, as Fiona. She had the best hats.

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

A Prada handbag.

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

Arabella Weir: Does my bum look big in this?

What is your all-time favourite record?

Janice Joplin: Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

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

It's a long way to the top if you want to rock "n roll.

What do you like about yourself?

What's not to like?

What do you hate about yourself?

Now you are just being silly.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Necker Island would do just fine.