The Lawyer Inquiry: Sanjay Gogia

Sanjay Gogia was born in New Delhi on 28 August, 1966. He is an associate at Allen & Overy in London. What was your first job?

Trainee with a law firm.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

Indian Rupees 36,000 a year.

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

Freelance photographer.

Which law could you live without?

Tax laws.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

First appearance at the Supreme Court of India.

What car do you drive?

I don't own a car.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Sharon Stone.

Where would you go to eat?

A Chinese restaurant.

What's the best thing on TV?


Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Saturday Night Fever.

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

My blue denim jeans.

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

The Bible.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley.

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

Think twice before you leap.

What do you like about yourself?

Being ambitious.

What do you hate about yourself?

Being a loner.

Where would you most like to be right now?

At Allen & Overy – where I am.