The Lawyer Inquiry: Cameron Fyfe is a senior partner of Ross Harper Murphy, based in Glasgow.

What subjects did you fail at school?

Anything and everything to do with science.

What was your first job?

Petrol pump attendant (before self-service).

What was you first ever salary as a lawyer?

£900 per annum.

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


What was your most satisfying professional moment?

My first "Not Guilty" (after many attempts).

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Mixing up two clients (one for a will and the other for a divorce) who had the same name. I asked the one who came in for the will if her husband had ever beaten her up.

What do you least like about being a lawyer?

A punter approaching you in the pub to get advice about his double glazing.

And the best thing about being a lawyer?

Free conveyancing.

What annoys you most about clients?

Nothing (in case any are reading this).

Who do you most admire, and why?

Bob Dylan, because of his ability to articulate simple truths.

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

Stalin – The longest murder case in history.

What is your most annoying habit?

Answering questions with a question. What's yours?

What's your biggest fear?

Attending a dinner party for chartered accountants.

How do you relax?


What is your most precious possession?

Levin guitar (1971).

Where would you most like to be right now?

Hill walking on Island of Harris.

In 10 years' time, where do you see yourself?

Still here.

To take part in the Inquiry call Jemma Pearson on 0171 970 467