A very young Omar Sharif.
What was your first-ever job?
In a bakery – never again!
What was your worst experience as a trainee?
Attempting to issue writs at the High Court.
Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office?
Anywhere there aren’t any partners – particularly if it’s confidential.
What time do you usually leave the office?
What do you do at weekends?
Anything that’s not related to work.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
The Orrery, Marylebone High Street, London.
If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?
A theatre critic.
Who’s your hero and why?
My son says Bumblebee from Transformers because “his loyalty and commitment to his friends and perseverance is one in a million”.
What’s the best thing about your job?
The people I work with.
What’s the toughest thing about your job?
Balancing competing interests.
What’s your biggest work/career mistake and what did you learn from it?
Taking a client to a breakout room for a separate discussion in the middle of a meeting and thinking the room was secure. It wasn’t and the meeting became problematic on resuming.
What car do you drive?
A clapped-out Mercedes.
What book are you reading?
Centurion by Simon Scarrow.
What’s on your iPod at the moment?
Steely Dan, Santana.
What’s your favourite children’s book?
Star Wars: Dark Lord by James Luceno.
What’s the most exciting deal you’ve worked on and why?
Putting together my first shopping centre site in Darlington, which included the acquisition of over 125 interests.
If you were stranded on a desert island what two luxury items would you take?
My BlackBerry and a hammer.
What’s the worst partner conference location you’ve attended and why?
They’ve all been pretty nice. But we once gave a talk at a client’s office in Leeds – it was a former school and none of the old decor had been changed. It brought back some pretty awful memories, particularly when we had tea in the managing director’s office, which was the old headmaster’s office.
What’s the longest you’ve worked without sleep?
If a movie was being made about your life, which actor would play you?
A very young Omar Sharif.
Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with and why?
My mother-in-law – I think I’ve said too much already.
Name: Rabinder Chaggar
Title: Joint head of real estate
Lives: Epsom, Surrey
Education: Elthorne High School, Ealing; University of Wales, Aberystwyth
1983-85: Trainee, Muscatt Walker
1985 -87: Solicitor, Philip Hodges
1987-89: Solicitor, Forsyte Kerman
1989-98: Partner, Forsyte Kerman
1998-present: Partner, LG