The Lawyer Inquiry: Damon Swindell

Damon Swindell was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire in 1957 and is currently head of Law Group.

What was your first job?


What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£25,000 as a self-employed legal quality consultant.

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

Become a professional rally driver.

What was your most satisfying professional moment?

Recognition of my first client under ISO900 – the second only in the UK.

What do you least like about being a lawyer?

The traditional attitudes.

And the best thing about being a lawyer?

Being involved during a period of tremendous change and opportunity.

Who do you admire most, and why?

Bill Gates, because he is the world's richest man.

Which famous person or historical figure would be your ideal client, and why?

Ian Hislop, because I'd never be out of work.

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