The Lawyer Inquiry: Evan Donaldson

Evan Donaldson was born in Bridge of Allan in Central Scotland on 16 March 1962. He is the legal director/company secretary at construction company Miller Group.

What was your first job?

Legal trainee at Brownlie, Watson & Beckett in Glasgow.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£4,500 per annum, I think.

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

PE teacher.

Which law could you live without?

Traffic speed limits.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Appearing in The Lawyer Inquiry.

What car do you drive?

Rover 620 SLi.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Benazir Bhutto.

Where would you go to eat?

Rio de Janeiro.

What's the best thing on TV?


Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Blade Runner.

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

Leather jacket.

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

A Good Walk Spoiled by Feinstein.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Going Underground by The Jam.

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

Don't specialise too early.

What do you like about yourself?


What do you hate about yourself?


Where would you most like to be right now?

On the golf course.