The Lawyer Inquiry: Ian Slater

Ian Slater was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1967. He is a partner at Davies Wallis Foyster in Manchester.

What was your first job?

Petrol pump attendant.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

Played football.

Which law could you live without?


What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

As a trainee sitting in on an interview with a 35-year-old man and his mother who wanted her son's marriage to be annulled for non-consemination (her pronunciation).

What car do you drive?

Fiat Coupe Turbo.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Dalai Lama.

Where would you go to eat?

Greens, Didsbury, Manchester.

What's the best thing on TV?


Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

The Great Escape.

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

A saggy old cream jumper.

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

I'm not.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Second Coming The Stone Roses.

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


What do you like about yourself?

Everything save for below.

What do you hate about yourself?

My left foot is for standing on.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Ewood Park.