The Lawyer Inquiry: Robert Berg

Robert Berg was born in London in 1953. He is a partner at Janes solicitors.

What was your first job?

Loading lorries for a distribution company.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£5 per week.

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


Which law could you live without?

The limitation on a suspect’s right to silence.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Being wrongly accused of humming the theme to Rough Justice in a Magistrates’ Court.

What car do you drive?


Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Sophia Loren.

Where would you go to eat?

Juliennes, Paris.

What’s the best thing on TV?


Which movie do you wish you’d appeared in?


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

Leather jacket.

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

Death Penalty by William J Coughlin.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Nessun Dorma.

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

Become a commercial lawyer.

What do you like about yourself?

My interest in people.

What do you hate about yourself?

A tendency to leave administrative matters to the last minute.

Where would you most like to be right now?

In a country cottage writing a first rate legal thriller.