The Lawyer Inquiry: Hilary Ross

Hilary Ross was born in Ayrshire on 25 April 1969. She now lives in London and is assistant solicitor with Sonnenscheins.

What was your first job?

General dogsbody in a law firm.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

A shiny bead and a feather.

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

Married a rich old man, stayed at home eating chocolates all day.

Which law could you live without?

The Criminal Justice Act 1994.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Conducting the defence of a prostitute who attracted clients by wearing nothing more than stilettos on her lower half.

What car do you drive?

Citroen AX.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Nick Hancock.

Where would you go to eat?

The Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow.

What's the best thing on TV?

They Think It's All Over.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?


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

Tartan pyjamas.

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

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Head Over Feet by Alanis Morissette.

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

Don't take yourself too seriously.

What do you like about yourself?

My forthrightness.

What do you hate about yourself?

My forthrightness.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Sitting on Copacabana beach, in my tartan pyjamas, sipping tequila, being forthright with Nick Hancock.