The Lawyer Inquiry: David Knight

David Knight is a barrister in Lovell White Durrant's property research department. He was born in County Down in 1960

and now lives in London.

What was your first job?

Organising a snooker competition which featured a very youthful Alex Higgins.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£0.00 as a pupil barrister.

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

Made more money.

Which law could you live without?

Any law bringing in identity cards.

What car do you drive?

A London taxi.

Who inspires you?

My girlfriend's mother.

What's the best thing on TV?


Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

'Pulp Fiction'.

What makes you seethe?

Single train fares costing virtually the same as returns.

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

A pair of sunglasses.

What in your opinion is the worst piece of architecture?

The Senate House library.

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

'Resurrection Man' by Eoin Macnamee and 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov.

What is your all-time favourite record?

That man who sneezed for four years.

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

Get as much industry experience as possible.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Diving in the Red Sea.

Where do you see yourself in five years' time?

Surfing the Internet.