The Lawyer Inquiry: Lorinda Peasland

Lorinda Peasland is a senior solicitor at Manches & Co in London. She was born in Northampton in 1963. What was your first job?

Working in a butcher’s, which some may say prepared me for picking over the bones of a dead company as an insolvency lawyer. I prefer to think of it as preserving the meat.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

Been Anna in This Life.

Which law could you live without?

The licensing laws.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Probably when this gets published.

What car do you drive?

VW Golf.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Miles in This Life.

Where would you go to eat?


What’s the best thing on TV?

Match of the Day.

Which movie do you wish you’d appeared in?

Pulp Fiction.

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

Doc Martens.

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

Allan Lamb – My Autobiography.

What is your all-time favourite record?

This is the Sea by the Waterboys.

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

Do the lottery.

What do you like about yourself?

Having great friends.

What do you hate about yourself?

Being mistaken for Helen Mirren.

Where would you most like to be right now?

In a jacuzzi with Miles.