The Lawyer Inquiry: Andrew Rajan

Andrew Rajan has just stepped into the newly-created position of head of business and legal affairs at Planet 24, which

makes the Big Breakfast. Born in Belfast in 1961, he now lives in London.

What was your first job?

Invoice clerk at the De Lorean Motor Company in Belfast.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

Become a ski bum.

Which law could you live without?

Canadian immigration law, whatever it is that stops me living and working in Vancouver.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Trying to convince a County Court registrar that the strict rules of evidence did not apply in his chambers.

What car do you drive?

Fiat Panda – honestly, that's all you need in London.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Geena Davis.

Where would you go to eat?

The Empress Dining Room in Victoria (British Columbia).

What's the best thing on TV?

The Big Breakfast.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Thelma and Louise (as Brad Pitt).

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

An old pair of Timberland deck shoes.

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

Little Tales of Misogyny, Patricia Highsmith.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Losing My Religion, REM

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

Get in there while it still exists. If not, try accountancy.

What do you like about yourself?

Being approachable and generous.

What do you hate about yourself?

Being too approachable and too generous.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Driving from Vancouver to Whistler on the sea to sky highway.