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What was your first-ever job? A lifeguard in County Sligo.
What was your worst experience as a trainee?
I was sent to court with an ’agreed’ order, only to find a full legal team defending the application.
Where’s the best place to go if you want 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?
Stand on various touchlines cheering.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
Hix in Soho.
If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?
What’s your favourite film?
The Lives of Others.
What was the first record you ever bought?
I fought the Law by The Clash.
Who’s your hero and why?
George Best, for his fantastic footballing skills.
What’s the best thing about your job?
What’s the toughest thing about your job?
What’s your biggest work/career mistake and what did you learn from it?
Advising outside my area. I’ll never do it again.
What car do you drive?
BMW 330d Convertible M Sport.
What book are you currently reading?
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes.
What’s your favourite children’s book?
Five Minutes’ Peace (the Large Family) by Jill Murphy.
What’s the most exciting deal/case you’ve worked on and why?
The sale of J Sainsbury Developments Ltd. There were a lot of deadlines and different parties to keep happy.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what two luxury items would you take?
What’s the worst partner conference location you’ve attended and why?
Loved all of them. I enjoy a chance for a pint and a catch-up with my colleagues.
What’s the longest you’ve worked without sleep?
Forty-eight hours - but which lawyer hasn’t?
If a movie was being made about your life, which actor would play you and why?
John Cleese. Best likeness.
Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with and why?
Johnny Depp. Because I’d faint.
Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself (in any order):
I sang a duet with Van Morrison in a bar in Ballyshannon; I swam for Ireland; I was arrested at the World Cup semi-finals.
Name: Sue WilsonFirm: Irwin MitchellTitle: Consultant Lives: Tonbridge, KentEducation:
1986-89: LLB, University of Newcastle upon Tyne1989-90: Law, College of Law, York
1990-92: Trainee, Dickinson Dees1992-99: Assistant (later associate), Dickinson Dees2000-02: Solicitor, property litigation department, Lawrence Graham (now LG) 2002-09: Partner, Lawrence Graham 2009-10: Part-time associate, Fox Williams 2011-Present: Consultant, Irwin Mitchell
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