The Lawyer Inquiry: Richard Moorhead

What was your first job?

Serving burgers at a beauty contest for a 50p remuneration.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


What would you have done if you hadn't become a lawyer?

Wept inconsolably.

Which law could you live without?

The law that says you can only lose socks and never find them.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Being asked by a district judge: "Mr Moorhead so what have you got to say about penal notice?" And wanting to reply "What's penal notice?"

What car do you drive?

Anything I can beg or borrow.

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

A night on the town with Frank Bough could be interesting.

Where would you go to eat?

Somewhere in Barcelona.

What's the best thing on TV?

Northern Exposure and/or Kirsty (Newsnight) Wark.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Withnail and I.

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

My boots.

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

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Overseas Call by Loudon Wainwright III.

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

You will need capability, commitment and plenty of cash.

What do you like about yourself?

Rippling muscles and a deep, rich suntan.

What do you hate about yourself?

A lack of candour about my physical appearance.

Where would you most like to be right now?

On a ski slope .