Work Life Quiz: Louise Bennett, HowardKennedyFsi


What was your first ever job?

A Saturday job in a bakery.

What was your worst experience as a trainee?

Having to drive a client on trial for GBH to court.

Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office?

Wherever the trainees are.

What time do you usually leave the office?


What do you do at weekends?

Hiking is my other passion, so any opportunity to go to the mountains is great. Otherwise, relaxing with husband, family and friends.

What’s your favourite restaurant?

Le Caprice.

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?

Doctor or mountaineer.

What was the first record you ever bought?

Bad, by Michael Jackson.

Who’s your hero and why?

I have five – my mum, dad, two sisters and brother, who all inspire me on a daily basis.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Winning my cases.

What’s the toughest thing about your job?

Losing my cases.

What’s your biggest work/career mistake and what did you learn from it?

As a newly qualified solicitor I was told to attend before a High Court judge knowing I didn’t have rights of audience – I now stand up for myself.

What book are you reading?

Andy Cave’s Thin White Line.

What’s your favourite children’s book?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

What’s the most exciting deal/case you have worked on?

The one I’m working on now.

If you were stranded on a desert island what two luxury items would you take?

An unlimited supply of Earl Grey tea and long-life milk.

If a movie was being made about your life, which actor would play you and why?

Eek! I wouldn’t want a movie made about my life.

Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself (in any order).

I used to participate in competitive kickboxing fights; I’ve played an extra in a movie; I have summitted Mount Kilimanjaro.


Name: Louise Bennett

Title: Partner, commercial litigation

Firm: HowardKennedyFsi

Lives: Surrey


1997-2000: LLB, University of Northampton

2000-01: LPC, College of Law

Work history

2001-03: Trainee, Coles Miller Solicitors

2003-06: Solicitor, Marsons Solicitors

2006-08: Solicitor, Cumberland Ellis

2008-13: Solicitor, HowardKennedyFsi

2013-present: Partner, HowardKennedyFsi