The Lawyer Inquiry: Andrew Beck

Andrew Beck was born in Leeds on 9 April, 1958. He is a partner at Walker Morris in Leeds.

What was your first job?

On the night shift at Black and Decker servicing lawnmowers.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

Not enough.

What would you have done if you hadn't become a lawyer?

Had my own window-cleaning round.

Which law could you live without?

Docking and Nicking of Horses Act 1949.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Being told I had to dress up to appear in the High Court and arriving as Scott Tracy.

What car do you drive?

A blue one.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Edward IV.

Where would you go to eat?

Somewhere that served food.

What's the best thing on TV?

The one in The Addams Family.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Electroglide in Blue.

What's your most often-worn piece of clothing?


What book(s) are you reading at the moment?

How to Complete Personal Profiles in an Amusing Way (only read the introduction).

What is your all-time favourite record?

(Everybody was) Kung-Fu Fighting – Karl Douglas.

What piece of advice would you give to anyone entering the profession now?

To save making a mess when applying talcum powder to your feet, put a little into an old shoe box and step into it.

What do you like about yourself?

My hair.

What do you hate about yourself?

My forehead.

Where would you most like to be right now?