Lindsey Turner: Clifford Chance

What time do you start work each day?  Around 9am.

Name:  Lindsey Turner
Firm:  Clifford Chance
Position:  PA to Simon Tinkler, head of London corporate
Lives:  South West London

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

I’m sure I’m not alone in the secretarial world when I say filing.

How much time do you spend on Facebook each week?

Perhaps an hour a week – I have better things to do most of the time.

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

I mostly receive lovely gifts but I was once given The Official Highway Code for Christmas – I’m not sure what they were trying to tell me.

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

Decorum on the tube – sweating/breathing/coughing etc on others in such close proximity is just rude.

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

Kurt Geiger receives the majority of my income, bonus or not.

What are the best perks of your role?

I work with a great team of intelligent and sociable people, my role is as varied as I want it to be, plus there’s a gym in the building.

What do you wear on dress-down Fridays?

Smart casual at all times for me.

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?

I can honestly say that I haven’t come across any irritating habits where partners are concerned.

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

Good company and a few cheeky Amaretto’s seems to do the trick.

Do you see your colleagues on weekends?


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 – it’s sounds juicy.

What do you eat for lunch?

It depends how I feel but I try to look after myself during the week so lots of cous cous and vegetables.

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

It is, yes, I very much hope this trend continues.

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

My work ID card and a pen.

Of whom do you have photos on your desk?

I have quite a few – family, friends, boyfriend and the netball and hockey teams I play for at Clifford Chance.

What’s your favourite local?

It depends what day of the week it is.

Soy Latte or Nescafe?

Skinny vanilla latte please.

City break or weekend in the country?

I’m a city girl at heart.

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

Personable, dynamic, supportive (my boss, Simon).