The Lawyer Inquiry: William Cock

William Cock trained as a lawyer at Richards Butler before moving to work as a recruitment consultant at Quarry Dougall.

Born in Liverpool in 1966, he now lives in London.

What was your first job?

Theatre porter at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£11,000.

What would you have done if you weren't a lawyer?

Become a professional footballer.

Which law could you live without?

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Recruitment consultants never have any!

What car do you drive

Mini Cabriolet.

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

Elvis Costello.

Where would you go to eat?

The Connaught Hotel.

What's the best thing on TV?

The Beatles anthology/Brookside.

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

My green towelling dressing gown.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

City Slickers.

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

The Seventh Scroll, Wilbur Smith; The Annals of Imperial Rome, Tacitus.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Watching the Detectives, Elvis Costello.

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

Don't take yourself too seriously and never overestimate the opposition.

What do you like most about yourself?

My name.

What do you hate about yourself?

How long have you got?

Where would you most like to be right now?

The 1981 England/ Australia Test Match.