The Lawyer Inquiry: Byron Carron

Byron Carron was born in New York in 1942. He is a solicitor at Townsends in Swindon, and specialises in head injury.

What was your first job?

Articled clerk.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£4.00 per week.

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

A farmer.

Which law could you live without?

Social Security recovery of Benefits Act 1997.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Sitting next to a fellow solicitor at dinner, commenting on another lady solicitor at the end of the table and saying "just imagine being married to her". To which he replied "I am".

What car do you drive?

Rover Cabriolet.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Where would you go to eat?

Roaring Megs, Queenstown, New Zealand.

What's the best thing on TV?

The News.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Out of Africa.

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


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

Gladstone by Roy Jenkins.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Shirley Bassey's Greatest Hits.

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

Work hard play hard.

What do you like about yourself?

Always thinking I am right.

What do you hate about yourself?

Having five children who are always telling me I am wrong.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Walking on the Alps.