Tass Patsalides: Kennedys

What time do you start work each day? I get up at 6am and am generally in the office between 9 and 9.30am

Name: Tass Patsalides 
Position: Director of office services
Lives: Felixstowe, Suffolk

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

I’m lucky enough not to have any boring aspects to my role, having spent the last three years opening new offices across the UK, every day tends to be exciting.

How much time do you spend on Facebook each week?

Absolutely none. My son made me try it and after two weeks of being contacted by very attractive Russian women I decided it was not for me.

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

Do you mean apart from the usual chocolate body paint?

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

Ban trolley bags.

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 bought my (now) wife an engagement ring.

What are the best perks of your role?

Autonomy and the ability to have a positive effect on people’s lives on a daily basis.

What do you wear on dress-down Fridays?

I stick to a suit, it’s just too hard to choose an alternative uniform.

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

Never. Kennedys as a law firm is very mindful of adherence to the law and codes of practice.

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

This is going to sound staged, but I have to say the partners at Kennedys are great. They are very respectful of support staff and the job we do and very easy to get along with.

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

I normally take my dog for a long walk along the beach, alternatively I go and shoot things.

Do you see your colleagues on weekends?

Sometimes, yes, but we all live a long way from each other so it needs a lot of organisation.

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

Ask the wife.

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

Criminal law, I’m a crime book junky.

What do you eat for lunch?

I alternate between Pret A Manger sandwiches and my favourite sushi.

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

If it isn’t then I’m at the wrong firm.

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

My moleskine notebook and security pass.

Of whom do have photos on your desk?

My wife, my son and my car, not necessarily in that order.

What’s your favourite local?

The Jamaica Wine House, St Michaels Alley.

Soy Latte or Nescafe?

Neither, I drink one cup of white coffee first thing. I just find it so hard to order a coffee now – when you ask for a plain white coffee they look at you as though you’re mad!.

City break or weekend in the country?

Both, I like to alternate. My favourite city outside of London, which is the best city in the world), is Barcelona.

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

Honest, friendly and professional.