The Lawyer Inquiry: Jeremy Dening

Jeremy Dening is a property partner at London law firm Edward Lewis. Born in Margate in 1962, he now lives in Greenwich, London.

What was your first job?

Paper boy.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

u3,200 pa.

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

Been a stuntman for the Levis 501 advert.

Which law could you live without?


What car do you drive?


Who inspires you?

Captain Kirk.

What's the best thing on TV?

Star Trek.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

As Captain Kirk in Star Trek.

What makes you seethe?

An empty glass.

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

Thanet Wanderers RUFC 1994 Tour Shirt.

What is the worst piece of architecture?

Arlington House, Margate.

What book are you reading at the moment?

'History of Dreamland Cinema, Margate'.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Quickest time for drinking a pint by David Hansel, Edward Lewis, January 1995: 1.5 seconds at Edward Lewis v Linklaters rugby match.

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


Where would you most like to be right now?


Where do you see yourself in five years' time?