The Lawyer Inquiry: Anthony Bogan

Anthony Bogan, 37, was born in Singapore and lives in Richmond. He is a partner with Saunders Palmer Ure and is standing for the presidency of the Law Society.

What was your first job?

A night watchman – I kept falling asleep.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£3,000 per annum.

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

By day a journalist, by night a singer in my own band.

Which law could you live without?

All those that I keep getting wrong.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Standing for president of the Law Society and then reading the results of your recent election poll. Come on you young ones. Vote for Bogan – it's a very good slogan.

What car do you drive?

Mitsubishi Shogan.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Enrico Caruso, if he was still alive – but, like Tony Girling, I'd settle for Kiri Te Kanawa although we wouldn't talk about golf.

Where would you go to eat?

Ken's Cafe, Wandsworth.

What's the best thing on TV?

Nine O'Clock News.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

The Graduate – I love older women.

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

My Dennis the Menace socks.

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

Tender is the Night, by F Scott Fitzgerald.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Where Do You Go To My Lovely, by Peter Saarsdt.

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

Think and think again.

What do you like about yourself?

My "charisma".

What do you hate about yourself?

How long have you got?

Where would you most like to be right now?

Travelling south on Highway 101 or sitting in the umpires launch following the final of The Grand boat race at Henley.