The Lawyer Inquiry: Sophie Hughes

Sophie Hughes was born on 18 October, 1965 in Cardiff. She lives in Putney, London, and is a partner at Anthony Gold Lerman & Muirhead, specialising in family and matrimonial work.

What was your first job?

Selling undies in Marks & Spencer.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

Who knows – definitely not selling undies.

Which law could you live without?

No right turn at the bottom of my road.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Falling downstairs at the office party.

What car do you drive?

Peugeot 306.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Richard Gere (after my husband).

Where would you go to eat?

The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny.

What's the best thing on TV?

Changing Rooms.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Pretty Woman.

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

Marks & Spencer undies – of course.

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

Chasing Mammon by Douglas Kennedy.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Woman of Darkness by Tom Jones.

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

Don't expect to be respected.

What do you like about yourself?

My laugh.

What do you hate about yourself?

My height.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Double Island, off the Queensland coast.