The Lawyer Inquiry: Gillian Downie

Gillian Downie was born in Paisley in 1961 and is now an assistant in the commercial property department at Alex Morrison & Co in Glasgow.

What was your first job?

Shop assistant in a pharmacy.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

So long ago I can't remember.

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

Been a vet.

Which law could you live without?

The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

I haven't had one yet – this could be it!

What car do you drive?

Citroen ZX.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Harrison Ford.

Where would you go to eat?

His place.

What's the best thing on TV?

Mork 'n' Mindy.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

The Dark Crystal; Star Wars; Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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

A pair of jodhpurs.

What book are you reading at the moment?

Horse Psychology.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

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

Be a vet.

What do you like about yourself?

I'm optimistic.

What do you hate about yourself?

I'm not a vet.

Where would you most like to be right now?

With Mr Camelot accepting a large cheque.