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What was your first-ever job?
Clerk to a registrar (now district judge) in the principal registry.
What was your worst experience as a trainee?
Running in heels in the rain after my senior partner down Broad Street carrying a scale model of Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Where’s the best place to go to find out what’s really going on in the office?
What time do you usually leave the office?
What do you do at weekends?
Visit friends and family, sleep and walk in Oxfordshire’s countryside.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
The Guildhall Tavern in Poole.
If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?
I can’t remember thinking about doing anything else.
What’s your favourite film?
12 Angry Men.
What was the first record you ever bought?
Longhaired Lover from Liverpool by Jimmy Osmond. Cringe.
Who’s your hero and why?
Until recently Arsene Wenger, but he’s testing my loyalty.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Being part of the solution for someone at one of the toughest points of their life.
And the toughest thing?
Watching parents destroy each other by use of their children.
What’s your biggest work/career mistake?
As a trainee I completed on a purchase and not the sale of a client’s house. Overnight they owned two properties and I didn’t sleep a wink. It was all resolved the next day.
It taught me never to take risks with other people’s money.
What book are you reading?
The Whistleblower by Kathryn Bolkovac and Cari Lynn.
Favourite children’s book?
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.
What’s the worst conference location you’ve attended?
They’re always in Birmingham.
What’s the longest you’ve worked without sleep?
Thirty-six hours, but not since uni. We won a work-life balance award.
If a movie was being made about you, which actor would play you?
Does Judge Judy count as an actress?
Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with?
Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself (in any order)
I went to school in Singapore; Daniel Craig once asked me out; when I was nine years old I had green hair.
Name: Liz Wyatt
Firm: Anthony Collins
Title: Partner, family department
1984-87: BA (Hons) Latin, University of Birmingham
1988-89: CPE and Law Society Finals, Birmingham Polytechnic
1989-91: Articled clerk, Anthony Collins
1991-99: Solicitor, Anthony Collins
1999-present: Partner, Anthony Collins
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