The Lawyer Inquiry: Greg Leyshon

Greg Leyshon was born in Pontypridd, Wales in 1968. He is a corporate finance associate at Osborne Clarke.

What was your first job?

Part-time frozen food assistant at Tescos.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

Fly half for Wales.

Which law could you live without?


What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

During my articles, attending an agency hearing where I was appearing on behalf of the plaintiff and defendant!

What car do you drive?

A very dirty VW Polo.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Alan Hanson.

Where would you go to eat?

Rick Stein's seafood restaurant, Padstow or out for a curry.

What's the best thing on TV?

Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Pulp Fiction.

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

Red rugby shirt.

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

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.

What is your all-time favourite record?

James Brown's Man's World.

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

Try not to be a property lawyer and try not to marry one (managed the first but not the second!).

What do you like about yourself?

My eternal optimism.

What do you hate about yourself?

My inability to win the national lottery despite loads of positive thinking.

Where would you most like to be right now?