The Lawyer Inquiry: Katherine Reid

Katherine Reid was born on 14 July 1962 in New York. She is a partner at Kingsley Napley, specialising in commercial litigation and employment.

What was your first job?

Switchboard operator in a toy factory.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

I'd have been an artist.

Which law could you live without?

Employment Rights Act 1996.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Giving evidence at Southwark Crown Court.

What car do you drive?

A red automatic.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Sean Connery.

Where would you go to eat?

Breakfast at the Fox & Anchor in Smithfield.

What's the best thing on TV?

Was Murder One.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Dr Zhivago.

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

Tangerine-coloured shalwar cameez.

What book are you reading at the moment?

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Mad About the Boy by Dinah Washington.

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

Be robust, persevere and keep your sense of humour.

What do you like about yourself?

My height.

What do you hate about yourself?

My sense of direction.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Meandering along West Sands on a sunny Scottish day.