Amanda Noble-Simmons: Hassans International Law Firm

What time do you start work each day? 8.30am

Name: Amanda Noble-Simmons
Firm: Hassans International Law Firm
Position: Head of marketing and business development
Lives: Gibraltar

What’s the dullest task you’ve ever been given?

Reading through a PFI proposal document, three inches thick.

How much time do you spend on Facebook each week?

None. I’m a LinkedIn luvvie.

What is the most unusual Christmas present that you have received from a colleague?

A flowery tool set.

If you could introduce one law, what would it be and why?

Harsher penalties for littering, it’s a particular bug bear of mine.

How did you spend your last bonus? (If you have never received a bonus, how would you hope to spend it in the future)?

It went towards paying off my debts!

What are the best perks of your role?

Freedom of expression of new ideas.

What do you wear on dress-down Fridays?

Maxi dresses – it’s hot here.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve been asked to do at work?Drive a golf buggy all day taking photos of our guests at our annual corporate golf day.

What is the most irritating habit of any partner you’ve worked for?

Not responding to emails.

How do you unwind after the end of a hard week?

Take the family to the beach.

Do you see your colleagues on weekends?

It’s hard not to when you live in a close community like Gibraltar.

Have you ever fallen in love at work? (If so, please provide details).

Yes, I’m married to a lawyer I met at my last firm.

If you were a lawyer what would your practice area be and why?

Private client – you get to meet interesting people outside of your usual circle.

Which is the best practice group for gossip and why?

Funds, because they are a social bunch.

Given the chance, which overseas office would you work in? I already work in a fantastic overseas location, Gibraltar.

What do you eat for lunch?

Tuna and cheese salad, nearly every day.

Is your salary (in thousands) greater than your age?


What items do you always carry around with you at work?

BlackBerry, notepad and pen.

Of whom do you have photos on your desk?

My husband and children.

Which pub do the non-lawyers drink in?

I believe it’s a wine bar called Corks.

Soy Latte or Nescafe?

Neither, decaf tea for me.

City break or weekend in the country?

Both, I am passionate about travelling and seeing new places.

Sum up your firm, chambers or employer in three words.

Unique, ambitious, conscientious.