The Lawyer Inquiry: Shaun Lowde

What was your first job?

Peripatetic news dissemination executive (paper-boy).

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

They asked me to pay them – shortly before I left.

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

Probably joined one of those obscure Californian cults which require you to give up all your worldly goods, mumble uncontrollably to yourself and wear clashing colours.

Which law could you live without?

The Summer Time Act 1972.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Ask me again after this has been published.

What car do you drive?

Saab 900 XS.

Which famous person would you like to spend an evening with?

Barbara Windsor.

Where would you go to eat?

Matsuhisa Restaurant, Los Angeles.

What's the best thing on TV?

The Lottery results on Ceefax.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Watership Down.

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

My socks – 10 years and still going strong.

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

History of Western Philosophy – Bertrand Russell; The Lost Continent – Bill Bryson.

What is your all-time favourite record?

I Got You, by James Brown.

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

Remember who pays the bills and why.

What do you like about yourself?

My flexibility.

What do you hate about yourself?

I'm completely daunted by supermarkets.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Being remarried by an Elvis impersonator at the Gracelands wedding chapel in Las Vegas.