The Lawyer Inquiry: Meena Heath

Meena Heath was born in Hampstead on 20 May 1964. She is a partner at Lloyds & Associates.

What was your first job?

Cleaning the third floor of Debenhams in Bromley at 6am every morning.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£8,000 pa.

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

Become a film critic.

Which law could you live without?

The speed limit regulations.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

I can't tell you that.

What car do you drive?

BMW 320(i).

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Jarvis Cocker.

Where would you go to eat?


What's the best thing on TV?


Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Pulp Fiction.

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

My little black dress.

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

Possession, by AS Byatt, and The Black Album, by Hanif Kureshi.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Did we not choose each other, by Sophie B Hawkins.

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

Don't stand up in a canoe.

What do you like about yourself?

My determination.

What do you hate about yourself?

My intolerance.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Right where I am.