What time do you start work each day? I aim to get in by 9.30am depending on whether my trains decide to give a good service.
Name: Cynthia Seeley
Firm: SJ Berwin
Position: PA to managing partner Rob Day
Lives: Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
What’s the most boring thing you’ve been asked to do in your job?
Definitely filing, I hate it.
How much time do you spend on Facebook each week?
I like to catch up about once a week and to check up on my 18-year-old daughter’s antics.
What is the most unusual Christmas present that you have received from a colleague?
All I can say is it was a chocolate body part, so embarrassing.
How did you spend your last bonus? (If you have never received a bonus, how would you hope to spend it in the future)?
If we got a bonus it would have to be on a weakness of mine – shoes or towards a holiday.
What are the best perks of your role?
Meeting interesting people and lovely lunches with the boss! (Thanks Rob)
What do you wear on dress-down Fridays?
I don’t do dress down in case I have to see clients.
Have you ever been asked to do anything at work that you suspect might have been illegal?
Not that I am aware of.
What is the most irritating habit of any partner you’ve worked for?
That they have to be right about everything. That’s men for you.
How do you unwind after the end of a hard week?
Large Bacardi and coke or a glass/bottle of wine.
Do you see your colleagues on weekends?
Sometimes, but most of them have had enough of me all week.
Have you ever fallen in love at work? (If so, please provide details).
Yes, I married my boss (at a previous job), We’ve been married now for 20 years.
If you were a lawyer what would your practice area be and why?
Criminal or litigation as its juicy and interesting.
What do you eat for lunch?
Usually sandwich or soup.
Is your salary (in thousands) greater than your age?
Sadly not, but wish it was.
What items do you always carry around with you at work?
My work ID pass.
Of whom do you have photos on your desk?
Two of my very good friends.
What’s your favourite local?
Apt Bar for work and Host for home.
Soy Latte or Nescafe?
I am a tea drinker and can’t get through the morning without one.
City break or weekend in the country?
I like both – it depends on mood and weather.
Sum up your firm, chambers or employer in three words.
Creative, hard-working, supportive.