The work-life quiz

What was your first-ever job?

Working in a local market garden when I was about 14-years-old.

What was your worst experience as a trainee?
Being tricked by litigation colleagues into going to the High Court and asking a High Court judge for a summons when I knew nothing about it.

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

What time do you usually leave the office?

What do you do at weekends?
Run around after my children, Lucy and Charlotte.

What’s your favourite restaurant?
Le café du Marché in London.

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you have been?
An historian.

Who was your mentor or role model?
Michael Pescod at Slaughter and May.

What’s the best thing about your job?
I’m usually in charge of my own timetable.

What’s the toughest thing about your job?
Finding enough hours in the day.

What’s your biggest work/career mistake and what did you learn from it?
Not doing a short service commission with the army. I hesitated and missed out. I learnt not to hesitate. Fortune favours the brave.

What car(s) do you drive?

What book are you currently reading?
The Diary of Samuel Pepys.

What’s on your CD player at the moment?
Super Extra Gravity by The Cardigans.

What’s your favourite children’s book?
I’m too old to remember.