The Lawyer Inquiry: Kit Sorrell

Kit Sorrell is a partner and head of the litigation department at Manchester firm Davies Wallis Foyster. Born in Liverpool, he now lives on the Wirral.

What was your first job?

Down the drains in rubber boots.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£80 per week.

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

Been disappointed.

Which law could you live without?

Diminishing returns.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Falling asleep during a partners' meeting.

What car do you drive?

BMW Coupe.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Sharon Stone.

Where would you go to eat?


What's the best thing on TV?

'Men Behaving Badly'.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

'Basic Instinct'.

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

Remains of 'Hi-Tech' jogging pants bought in 1979.

What books are you reading at the moment?

A History of Warfare, John Keegan; The Magus, John Fowles.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Live at Leeds, The Who.

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

Try therapy first.

What do you like about yourself?

My surreal sense of humour.

What do you hate about yourself?

A fish (see above).

Where would you most like to be right now?