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Trying to find my way around the Royal Courts of Justice.
Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office?
Ask the trainees.
What do you do at weekends?
Catch up with friends and family, visit an art gallery from time to time, try to get out of London occasionally.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
Chez Bruce in Wandsworth.
What was the first record you ever bought?
Nothing’s Gonna Stop us Now by Starship.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Always finding what I do interesting, working with great people and getting a good result for my clients.
What’s the toughest thing about your job?
What’s your biggest work/career mistake?
As a trainee, photocopying court bundles before pagination.
What car do you drive?
A Renault Clio.
What book are you currently reading?
In Search of Zarathustra by Paul Kriwaczek.
What’s your favourite children’s book?
Carbonel by Barbara Sleigh.
What’s the most exciting deal/case you’ve worked on and why?
The acquisition of some major high street fashion brands and a restrictive covenant injunction defence relating to a team move.
If you were stranded on a desert island what two luxury items would you take?
A satellite phone to call for help and a Kindle to pass the time before rescue.
If a movie was being made about your life, which actor would play you and why?
I wouldn’t want anyone to make a movie about my life.
Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with and why?
The lift maintenance engineer.
Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself (in any order)
I have lived in Brazil; I used to be in Grange Hill; I have swum with sharks.
Name: Naylah Hamour Firm: Howard Kennedy Title: Partner Lives: South London
Education 1994-97: LLB Hons, Kings College London 1998-99: LPC, College of Law, London
Work history 1999-2001: Trainee, Brachers 2003-06: Solicitor, then associate, Heatons 2006-08: Associate, Clarke Willmott 2008-09: Solicitor, Harbottle & Lewis 2009: Senior solicitor, Hempsons 2009-11: Solicitor, then partner, Howard Kennedy