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What subject(s) did you fail at school?Home Economics, as anyone unfortunate enough tohave experienced food thatI've attempted to cook will confirm.What was your first job?Ona farm, co-ordinating a 24-hour-a-day crop harvesting programmeacrossNorthumberland.What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?u8,200What would youhave done if you hadn't been a lawyer?The worlds of behind the scenes television and/orjournalism always appealed.What was your most satisfying professional moment?Completingthe first specialist mental healthcare PFI project last year.What was your mostembarrassing professional moment?At my previous firm I loaded a group of clients intothe lift after a latenight completion meeting only to discover the following day thatthey hadbeen trapped there into the early hours of the next morning.What do you leastlike about being a lawyer?Timesheets.And the best thing about being a lawyer?Theopportunity to apply intellectual skills to real life practical situations.What annoysyou most about clients?Delays resulting from internal re-organisation within the NHS canbefrustrating at times.Who do you most admire, and why?Anybody who cooks well, becauseI can't.Which famous person or historical figure would be your ideal client, and why?Thehealthcare emphasis of my work makes Florence Nightingale the obviouschoice.What is yourmost annoying habit?Regularly failing to programme the VCR correctly.What's your biggestfear?My wonderful secretary leaving me.How do you relax?Horse riding, playing the piano,shopping and spending time with good friends.What is your most precious possession?Mypiano.Where would you most like to be right now?Horse riding in Montana (Robert Redford20 years younger than in The HorseWhisperer an optional extra).In 10 years' time, wheredo you see yourself?Still trying to think of a witty and original response to thisquestionnot involving sun-drenched beaches, winning the national lottery etc.To takepart in the Inquiry call Jemma Pearson on 0171 970 461
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