The Lawyer Inquiry: THE LAWYER INQUIRY

Malcolm McPherson is the managing partner at Henderson Boyd Jackson, Edinburgh. He was born in Edinburgh in 1954.

What was your first job?

Truck driver

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£950 pa.

What would you be doing if you hadn't become a lawyer?

Boat builder.

Which law could you live without?

Financial Services Act.

What car do you drive?

Range Rover.

Who inspires you?

Lord Mackay of Clashfern.

What's the best thing on TV?

The 'off' switch.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

'The Godfather'.

What makes you seethe?

Bad time-keeping.

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

Timberland boots.

What in your opinion is the worst piece of architecture?

St James Centre, Edinburgh.

What is your favourite record?

Scotland's 33-6 victory over England at Murrayfield in 1986.

What books are you reading at the moment?

'The way I saw it', John Cole.

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

Qualify in England, not Scotland.

Where would you most like to be now?

A yacht in Antigua.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Standing in the Spey River with a nice 301b salmon hanging on the end of my line.