The Lawyer Inquiry: Ross Wellman

Ross Wellman is a senior solicitor in the property department of Davies Wallis Foyster's Manchester office. Born in Salisbury in 1959, he now lives in Macclesfield.

What was your first job?

Self-employed, selling reject tennis balls and foreign coins at school.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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


Which law could you live without?

Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Missing a meeting.

What car do you drive?

I usually travel by train but occasionally my wife lets me borrow her Mondeo.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

If I was not married, Sharon Stone

Where would you go to eat?

Hong Kong

What's the best thing on TV?

Northern Exposure.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?


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


What book are you reading at the moment?

Debt of Honour by Tom Clancy.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.

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

Look North West.

What do you like about yourself?

Positive mental attitude.

What do you hate about yourself?

No comment.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Probably where anyone with a young family would like to be – at home asleep.