The Lawyer Inquiry: Michael Breen was born in Belfast in 1962. He is a partner and head of the sports law unit at Edward Lewis.

What subject(s) did you fail at school?

Art – I didn't fail it as such. I think my art teacher's words were that I "didn't have the karma for art".

What was your first job?

Lifeguard – not quite as glamorous as it sounds as it was in west Wales.

What was your first-ever salary as a lawyer?

u7,000 per annum for starting out in articles – and that was after I persuaded the senior partner to increase it by u1,000.

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

Been a professional sportsman.

What was your most satisfying professional moment?

Standing on the pit wall of the Japanese Grand Prix in 1996 as Damon Hill went over the line to become Formula One World Champion – I have acted for him since 1986.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Having to explain (while a trainee) to a partner on the other side and his client that he had brought a cheque rather than a bankers draft to completion.

What do you least like about being a lawyer?

Other lawyers.

And the best thing about being a lawyer?

Finding ways to do things for clients which everyone else says cannot be done.

What annoys you most about clients?

That some take you for granted and others ring you on holiday or at home when it isn't urgent.

Who do you most admire, and why?

My wife, for having the patience of a saint.

Which famous person or historical figure would be your ideal client, and why?

The Prime Minister – then I could advise him on how to run the country properly.

What is your most annoying habit?

Always being right.

What's your biggest fear?

Not having the time to do things in life that I want to do.

How do you relax?

The usual: sport, – preferably skiing – eating good food, drinking good wine, playing with the children.

What is your most precious possession?

My Aston Martin DB5.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Courcheval 1850, blasting down the Suisse.

In 10 years' time, where do you see yourself?

I'll know when I get there.

To take part in the Inquiry call Jemma Pearson on 0171 970 4614