Coral Knight: Travers Smith

What time do you start work each day? 8am.

Name:  Coral Knight
Firm:  Travers Smith
Position:  PA to Phil Sanderson, head of private equity
Lives:  Essex

What’s the most boring thing you’ve been asked to do in your job?

The usual – filing and archiving

How much time do you spend on Facebook each week?

None – I never use it

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

A desktop mini Henry Hoover – someone must have been trying to tell me something.

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

Everyone is respectful of each other, especially on the tube.

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

I have three children – enough said.

What are the best perks of your role?

My boss in his mankini.

What do you wear on dress-down Fridays?

The same sort of stuff as all the other days.

Have you ever been asked to do anything at work that you suspect might have been illegal?


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

A very long time ago I worked for a man who dictated constantly even when going to the loo – not nice.

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

A large glass of wine.

Do you see your colleagues on weekends?

I’m lucky enough to work with my closest friend, so yes.

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


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

Criminal law sounds interesting.

What do you eat for lunch?


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

At my age, I wish.

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

Glasses and security card.

Of whom do you have photos of on your desk?

My husband and kids.

What’s your favourite local?

My fridge.

Soy Latte or Nescafe?


City break or weekend in the country?

Weekend in the country.

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

Friendly, supportive and fun.