The work-life quiz

Paul Taylor, senior partner, Kidd Rapinet

What was your first ever job?
Distributing leaflets for a swimming pool company.

What was your worst experience as a trainee?
Clearing out the flat of a deceased lady who had owned an incontinent dog.

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

What time do you usually leave the office?

What do you do at weekends?
See previous question.

What’s your favourite restaurant?
Les Relais de Venice (Paris).

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you have been?
A rich lawyer’s wife.

Who was your mentor or role model?
Jack Spot (hitman for the Krays).

What’s the best thing about your job?
Being able to hit members of staff whenever I want.

What’s the toughest thing about your job?
Being hit back by the same members of staff.

What’s your biggest work/career mistake and what did you learn from it?
Not working harder at medical school and getting chucked out – being half a doctor doesn’t count.

What car(s) do you drive?
A Vauxhall Caveat.

What book are you currently reading?
Land Options by DG Barnsley.

What’s on your CD player at the moment?
Lawyers in Love, Jackson Browne.

What’s your favourite children’s book?
Harry Potter and the Mystery of the Vanishing Trainee.